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Hamswell Festival

Starts: 12th Aug 2011

Hamswell Festival; the south wests most intimate congregation of music and live art”...


Start Date

12th Aug 2011

End Date

14th Aug 2011


Hamswell Farm, Hamswell, Bath


Nicky Blackmarket, Radioactive Man and Dr Syntax


Combining live bands and DJs with circus acts, graffiti artists, and spoken word, Hamswell is nestled in a gurt lush green valley filled for three days of every August with a diverse range of music, locally sourced farm produce and cider, and endless revelry.

This year we bring you (among other things) our star headliner: the one, the only, the godfather of Drum and Bass, NICKY BLACKMARKET! As if that wasn't enough we've got the legendary pioneer of electronica RADIOACTIVE MAN, and a true stalwart of the UK Hip-Hop scene DR SYNTAX and much, much more.

Hamswell Festival was first conceived by Jonny Wharton the son of farmer Richard Wharton. 15 years before the festivals inauguration in 2005, Jonny sat down with his father after going to Glastonbury, to discuss if they could do something similar one day.

Fast forward to 2011 and Hamswell is now in its 7th year! After hundreds of acts and thousands of punters gracing the valley of Hamswell, the festival has not changed its original outlook of providing exciting new music within easy reach of hundreds of people in a valley just outside Bath.

Welcoming all generations with a family friendly atmosphere, the festival also includes art installations, trapeze artists, fire jugglers, spoken word, graffiti artists, 3D visuals, circus performers to name just a few of the features in store. The famous Wharton BBQ will be back serving you fine lamb based delicacies direct from Hamswell Farm itself. Then there’s the Bath Organic Farms stall; more local produce of supreme quality. Plus a host of other carefully selected stalls to keep you going over the weekend.

Early Bird tickets begin at £35 per person for full camping over the weekend (Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August), with the full weekend ticket costing £45 from

Hamswell Festival is a fully licensed event.

Hamswell Festival 2011 Line Up includes:

Nicky Blackmarket
Radioactive Man
2’s Company
Dr Syntax
Trolley Boy & The Mr. E
The Other Tribe
Ewan Hoozami
Eat More Cake
Concrete Disco

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