Members: Fling Festival


The Fling Festival returns to Hylands Park, Chelmsford on Saturday 4th July 2015

The Festival is like no-other, curated purely for adults. A bespoke day of live music, burlesque and cabaret, enlightening talks and wordsmiths, surreal theatre and immersive arts and crafts, the scrummiest food and more await those who visit the intimate tented venues, in the gorgeous landscaped Hylands Estate.

Headlining this year’s musical feast will be the world-renowned Dub Pistols. Fronted by Barry Ashworth, the Dub Pistols have worked with The Specials, Madness and have taken their “mighty reggaematic bass-driven live machine” around the world. Renegade Brass Band, “the best brass band working out of Britain!”, (according to Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music), combine eight horns with two percussionists, scratch DJ and live MC, to bring their raw brass sound and high-energy live show to The Fling Festival 2015. BBC 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny will be making a very special DJ set appearance, and the Festival also welcomes Leddra Chapman, hailed as one of the most gifted young songwriters in Britain today.

All of this plus an abundance of local talent across four music stages, including Little Donkey and The Midnight Barbers, ukulele group D’Ukes, Band of Fools, Tall Dark Friend, Ady Johnson, Animal Noise, Papa Shango, Bakerside and 12 piece group Nat & The Noise Brigade, who will be bringing their eclectic mix of brass, wind, strings and more to Hylands Park.

The Fling Festival isn’t all about the music, with hundreds of comedy, cabaret, side-shows and other performances taking place across the day. Other acts already confirmed include Buffalo Tank who will present a world of wonders with Mosschops and Sidewicket, Burlesque Jems, Afro Brazilian Arts and Culture, Aylmer the Singing Worm, The Elation Station, Footprint Theatre Company, Imagination Station Puppets and Jo Peacock’s Horse World to name but a few.

Advanced tickets for 2015′s Festival are now available. Tier 1, Tier 2 and VIP tickets have now sold out, and Tier 3 are now on sale from £24. Festival camping tickets are available for an additional £19 per person, featuring late night entertainment and Sunday morning activities.