New boutique festival coming to the midlands

New boutique festival coming to the midlands

By Ewan Wilkie

ABC, the Magic Numbers, The Hoosiers, Toploader, Alcester’s Jack Blackman and Dodgy  are among the first run of acts to be confirmed to appear at the upcoming Camper Calling event – a new boutique festival set to take place at Ragley Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Organisers hope to establish the event as the midlands’ “finest family-friendly boutique music festival”. The event will also feature 40 other live bands and tribute acts, a foraging walk, theatre, street food, campfire tales and an Aüguztfest German beer festival. The festival promises children’s entertainment with circus shows, hulahoop lessons, ukulele workshops and an adventure playground. The stately home’s lake will host a range of water sports activities, which will be free of charge to anyone camping at the event for the weekend.

The event will also feature 40 other live bands and tribute acts, a foraging walk, theatre, street food, campfire tales and an Aüguztfest German beer festival.

The festival promises children’s entertainment with circus shows, hulahoop lessons, ukulele workshops and an adventure playground. The stately home’s lake will host a range of water sports activities, which will be free of charge to anyone camping at the event for the weekend.

“We’ll be taking over Ragley Hall for a weekend of amazing music from over 40 amazing bands, as well as introducing you to new talent on our ‘freshly squeezed’ stage," said Shelley Bond, the events director of the team behind the festival. Plus with family entertainment, lakeside watersports, adventure playgrounds, loads of activities and craft workshops and some seriously tasty street food and drink, you will be as busy or as chilled out as you choose.”

Camper Calling is a new venture by the same team that stages the Camper Jam festival for VW camper van fans at Weston Park, in Shropshire.

 

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