Over the past 13 years, Blissfields has grown from a family gathering in the garden of founders’ Paul and Mel Bliss to a nationally celebrated small festival, claiming the BEST SMALL FESTIVAL 2007 award at the UK Festival Awards.
It remains a family-run and totally independent 3,500 capacity festival that takes all of the best bits from the big festivals, and scales it down into an intimate, friendly, beautiful setting, dominated by parkland trees, just outside of Winchester.
Blissfields has been championing new music for years. Not only having early performances from artists such as Ben Howard, Mystery Jets and Mumford & Sons, its opening night has always belonged to pure discovery. The Blissfields soundscape is one of pop, rock, indie, folk, dance and electronic, so almost any genre of act can get involved – from twelve piece experimental grunge experiences, to tight and controlled digital pioneers… there really is room for anybody.
Blissfields Festival itself has unveiled it’s theme for 2013. Under the banner ‘The Director’s Cut’, the award winning Hampshire festival will be celebrating all things film in it’s 13th year, from the early talkies to VIP Hollywood parties. Expect a weekend full of red carpets, interactive games, popcorn-throwing dance-offs, film screenings, the best soundtracks, visual treats, hidden treasures and all the usual fun that Blissfields has become synonymous with.