Lakefest was born unofficially on April 9th 2011 when Croft Farm Waterpark hosted its inaugural music and cider festival.
The 2011 effort was essentially a giant cider festival (over 32 different ciders available and real ales aplenty) accompanied by some great music from The Wurzels, Avert Francis and The Roving Crows. Over 9000 pints of cider were enjoyed by revellers that shared a super special day in the sunshine. It was an epic experience for everyone and the so-called 'lads' (organisers) chose to grow things a little in 2012…Lakefest was born!
Memories are made amidst the magical scenery and the return of familiar faces year upon year is why we started all of this in the first place; along with the continued growth of new revellers that head to us each year. It’s been a meteoric rise but we have vowed to stick to the friendly, slightly hippie West Country roots and continue to build a festival that is friendlier and more fun than any other.
As you can probably tell by the price of the ticket, the ‘lads’ are more interested in legacy and memories than financial gain. So much so, the organisers publish their personal telephone numbers if people want to talk to them. That’s unheard of but testament to the beliefs of the organisers.
Our fifth year sees Lakefest relocate to the spectacular Eastnor Castle, Ledbury – where else, of course? Lakefest do treat all their guests as royalty, after all.
The plan isn’t to be a Reading or Glastonbury or even replicate The Big Chill but to build something special for people that want to laugh, drink, laugh, dance, laugh and party with all their friends and family. A Latitude without the commercial edge has always been the vision and will remain so.
Our promise to you? An awesome weekend filled with world-class music, more activities than you can shake a stick at and a bar to help with the dancing… whatever the weather. Oh, and few extra special surprises along the way.
See you there!
Lakefest 2016 – More.Than.Music.