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12 treats of Christmas Facebook competition T&Cs

We have got a stonking Christmas gift opportunity for you over on our Facebook page. Check it out and tag someone you’d like to share the 12 treats of Christmas with. By entering the competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions: The prize promotion is open to UK residents only. Entrants...

Charity total announced: £12,199
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December 4, 2019

This year we supported Teenage Cancer Trust who will receive £10,145; Jamie’s Farm and the Nicholas Branston Foundation who will be sent £1,027 each. Much of the drive to run the festival comes from the fundraising opportunity it presents, so huge thanks for your generosity. Bridget Woodard, Regional Fundraising Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust South...

Back stage with Too Many T’s
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November 12, 2019

We all agree that the view at Valley Fest is second to none. Back stage we were collecting other views! We had a red sofa upon which we chatted to many of the artists who played over the weekend. Here Meg caught up with Too Many T’s. We will be auctioning off the red sofa...

Our official wine partners: Aldwick Estate

“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” ― Andre Simon We’re delighted to welcome Aldwick Estate to the Valley Fest party. They are so close to the festival site we can almost see them.  They produce award winning wine – having won both national and international awards and serve...

Sunday dress up theme: Elton!
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June 29, 2019

Come as your best Elton John! Sunday is the day to assemble your glam rock specs, your jumbo heels and your diamantes.  We want to see as many Eltons as possible. There will be prizes for the best. And wait for it…Ultimate Elton & The Rocket Band (who are playing on Sunday) will be judging...

A kitchen catch up: The Free Range Chef

We caught up with Beth Al Rikabi (aka the Free Range Chef) who is going to be cooking our wonderful Sunday Feasts.  We revealed the menus earlier this month so if you want to find our who’s behind them read on…   What are your top 3 favourite ingredients at the moment and why? I...

A kitchen catch up: Rob Howell’s views

You’ve probably have seen the stupendous six course feast menu that Josh Eggleton (Michelin Starred Chef and owner of Pony & Trap) and Rob Howell (Head Chef of Root in Bristol and winner of a Bib Gourmand award) will be serving up on Saturday night.  Here we catch up with Rob and get his view...

Sunday’s Feast revealed
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July 9, 2019

Trumpets please!  We can now reveal Sunday’s Feast which will be brought to you by Beth Al Rikabi, aka The Free Range Chef. If you love a sharing platter, then listen up because this is for you (and your friends). Have a look at the menu below. Each board will have a little bit of...