Shindig Festival announces new location
Today, Shindig Festival has announced its stunning new home as Dillington Estate in Somerset, a beautiful parkland surrounding a 16th Century house and hotel. Taking place 21st -24th May 2020 Shindig is a sublime mash-up of a gig, a house party, a circus show, a series of curious craft workshops, a wellbeing retreat and a kid’s party, with amazing street food too.
Well known for its incredible lineups, it’s ultra-friendly vibes and for being great for families, it has been going from strength to strength since it launched in 2014 and has been attracting a bigger and ever-friendlier crowd every year since.
Ewen Cameron, owner of Dillington Estate, went to Shindig and loved it. He invited the team to have look at his estate as he thought it would be ideal for all the entertainment and funky surprises that Shindiggers have come to love so much.
Simon Clarke, Festival Director, says:
“As soon as we saw the rolling Somerset parkland and stunning house, we couldn’t say no. It means there is more space to play with, more room for camping and live-in vehicles. It’s the same party just with a new home. Adding a hotel into the mix is something that’s not been done much in the UK, only at festivals in Barcelona, Hollywood and Bali.”
The house will be used exclusively by Shindig guests. Rooms can be booked and wrist bands can be bought to access facilities including a theatre and bar. There will also be a greater range of boutique camping options, making it more inclusive for those who aren’t keen campers or owners of live-in vehicles.
To top it off Dillington is only just over an hour from Bristol – so almost the same travel time as Shindig’s previous home. Of course, it’s still in Somerset where the West Country party vibe is firmly rooted.
Shindig Festival started out as being a party for the friends of the award-winning Ghetto Funk record label, and their friends of friends – which is how it’s grown. The festival creators wanted to take all of the parts that they loved about other festivals and mix them together to create something intimate, unique and truly special.
No main stages, just wonderfully arranged stretched marquees, so Shindiggers can get amongst it or sit on the grass drinking a cold one. From watching comedy to hearing some spoken word or creating crafts in a workshop, there’s something for everyone. Bringing a healthy dose of funkativity and a programme jam-packed with entertainment for all ages, Shindig Festival offers relaxation and revelry in equal measures.
Tickets are available now from here