The Fling Festival - Hylands Park, Chelmsford on Saturday 4th July.

***First Music Headline Acts Announced***

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.

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All of this plus an abundance of local talent across four music stages, including Paolo Morena, Little Donkey, The Midnight Barbers, Secret Company, Stealing Signs, The Kubricks, Creme de Chevre, 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 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.

The seventh year of The Fling Festival also sees the exciting new addition of limited VIP camping. Those who purchase a VIP camping ticket can now carry on partying into the small hours. Extended bar opening hours and alluring activities will be literally on your (canvas) doorstep. Bring your own well-loved tent or treat you and your significant other to a luxury Bell Tent provided by Bella Rose. What better way to wake up than within the beautiful Hylands Park?

***Bella Rose Luxury Couples Camping has now sold out. 'Bring Your Own Tent' VIP Camping tickets still available.***

The Fling Festival is proud to be part of the Association of Independent Festivals

Previous Fling Festivals have been produced by the Cultural Events Team at Chelmsford City Council and previous events supported by High Chelmer Shopping Centre, Essex & Suffolk Water, Printing Place, Essex Chronicle, BBC Essex, First Group, 1159 Productions, Sshhh Events, Heybridge Creative, Bassment, Comedy Club Ltd, Bella Rose, Dancing Giraffe, and Chelmsford The City Times


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Saturday 30 June 2018 

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