Loving Lakefest

The Lightning Seeds at Lakefest 2014

The Lightning Seeds at Lakefest 2014 - Credit: Archant

Rosie Henderson has a whale of a time at Tewkesbury’s very own annual music festival

Rosie and Gemma at Lakefest 2014

Rosie and Gemma at Lakefest 2014 - Credit: Archant

Every year the lovingly organised, award-winning, family- friendly Lakefest, at Croft Farm Waterpark, near Tewkesbury, just gets better and better!

I found the festival to be extremely well priced given the wide range of bands playing throughout the long weekend. The feedback I had from the festival goers this year which made it such a great success was most certainly due to the increase of wonderful range of bands playing during the day on the Main Stage and The Floating Globe Stage.

My highlight for the evenings were Snap who got the whole crowd singing and dancing to their 1992 hit ‘Rhythm is a dancer’, the Indie rock band Shed Seven, Lightning Seeds, Roving Crows (always a crowd pleaser) and the awesome Fun Lovin’ Criminals (see this year’s line up www.lakefest.co.uk/line-up). The ever-popular Silent Disco was also a winner, playing some quality tunes.

This year I choose to sample the thirst-quenching Rosie Pig cider (yum!) and thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of freshly-cooked food, which included a hot pork roll from ‘Pig on the Hill’ (which sold out as it was so popular) and yet again some lush noodles from the ‘Noodle Bar’.

The sun sets on Lakefest 2014

The sun sets on Lakefest 2014 - Credit: Archant

There were lots of fun activities for the kids this year, including juggling, gymnastics, bushcraft skills, mask making and face painting.

Weekend camping is the best way to enjoy the festival so you can get involved with the full festival experience; water taps and toilets were at close range and kept as clean as possible by the festival organisers. You can also bring your campervan or caravan. Alternatively, if you wish to be posh you can pay to go glamping, staying in chalets, tipis or the pod village.

I would highly recommend this festival to any family, couples or group of friends looking for a friendly, slightly hippie festival vibe where people come to drink, laugh, dance and party!

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Lakefest 2014

Lakefest 2014 - Credit: Archant

For further information visit www.lakefest.co.uk