Wey to go! - Farnham's fabulous Weyfest 2010 gathers Folk, Prog, Punk and beers for 2010 shindig

Posted: 11th April 2010
Seth Lakeman

With two full days (and an intimate evening), five stages, a pile of great food and barrels of beer (plus plenty of other activities for the whole family), Weyfest 2010 looks a dead cert for a hot summer's day, except that this festival takes place in September! Mind you, it runs from the 3rd to the 5th so it should be a warm one and a great way to round-off the summer holidays with bags of excellent music. It will all be held at Farnham's Rural Life Centre, a museum of village life with plenty to do aside from music and frivolity - you can get all of that in the main arena area.

Headliners include Seth Lakeman, Focus, Curved Air and Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash for Saturday 4th and The Stranglers, The Zombies and Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds on Sunday 5th. These all appear on Stage 1, but there are also other stages - The Village Green Stage welcomes Jackie Leven and Ten City Nation on Saturday and The Christians and Squeeze's Chris Difford while the Rustic and Old Kiln Stages host more local acts, no less talented. One more stage, the Intimate (I say missus), will only be open exclusively to Intimate Weekend ticket-holders only on the Friday (3rd) where you'll get to see Mungo Jerry ('In The Summertime'), Leatherat ('folk-rockers') and Rodney Branigan ('acoustic 12-stringer') in a cosy little gathering of a few hundred people.

Tickets cost £84 for an Intimate Weekender (with camping Fri to Sun or £74 without the camping), £79/£69 for a standard Weekend Ticket (Sat/Sun only) or £43 for a each day ticket. Kids get in at around half-price except under-5s who can bounce about in their prams for zilch. Click on the ticket links, below, to see the full list of options - there are only a very limited amount of Intimate Weekend Tickets available though.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger