The DUB PISTOLS have been confirmed to headline WILKESTOCK 2015
Wilkestock Charity Music Festival is fiercely independent and dedicated
to raising money for two charities, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
and Keswick Mountain Rescue.
Wilkestock began its life as an outdoor party for a few friends in 2006 by brothers Tom and Olly Wilkes. Having grown through word-of-mouth and due to the great success of the event, it’s got a bit bigger since those days. Seven years on and the festival still retains it’s home-grown ethos and commitment to championing new, local and international artists. Last year attracted over 1,500 people to the Wilkes’ brother’s fields of Watton, Hertfordshire with more increases on attendance expected year on year. Gone are the days of a few friends camping in a field over night with a sprinkling of local bands, Wilkestock is even bigger than ever and the festival has extended to three action packed nights, split over a number of stages and venues due to popular demand and lots of acts wanting to get involved.
Last years festival had something for every mood spread across the 5 very different stages listed below, this year promises to be even bigger!
The Main Stage
Showcasing the best local talent alongside big UK names.
Every day we present a smaller, more intimate acoustic atmosphere second to none.
Mutual Party Dance Stage
On Saturday night the Mutual Party crew will be pumping the very best drum and bass and dub-step through the night.
Ellaguru is an intimate, acoustic and mesmerizing music stage. This Hay Barrelled haven will cater for the real music lovers & listeners. Hosted and enjoyed by JoCee & Pixie Lott. Grab a bean bag, bring a beer and relax to this incredible crop of talent!
NEW! The Bangorang Stage
We welcome you to a weekend of Bangoranging beats and breaks from a plethora of electronic genres. We aim to keep you suitably satisfied for a stomping good time.
Friday night Wilkestock is proud to present the house music event for clubbers with a fanatical sense of fun for hats. Dress appropriately!.
Old Skool Rave
Saturday night brought you Slipmatt and 2BadMice last year. Don’t miss this years amazing line up!
House of Hog
Saturday night come and get a little bit ridiculous with the HogSozzle resident DJs.
Rock-up & Rinse Stage
Everybody gets a chance to play live at a festival! Register at ‘The Lodge’ and you could be on stage that day. (see ‘Line-up’ for more information)
We’ll be showing movies during the daytime if you want to kick back with that outdoor living room vibe!
Chill-out in Tipi Town
The perfect chill-out zone early morning, throughout the day and all night.
There are places to buy mouthwatering food on site from BBQ to Indian to Caribbean to Hog Roast including a fully stocked, reasonably priced licensed ‘Ski Lodge’ bar with a new addition of the huge 360 degree bar which is not to be missed! To emphasise the Wilkestock fun factor there are lots of crazy things on the day to see and take part in such as an on site cinema, street entertainers, bouncy castles, slides, bungee run, sumo suits, old skool vendors/games, dance tent, chill out DJ/band and teepee area, food and vintage stalls.
Wilkestock is fiercely independent – there are no sponsorship deals, corporate influences, inflated prices or hidden charges. The festival runs on a completely non-profit basis as it has for the last 7 years.