Valley Fest’s line up has always included some big names as well as plenty of rising stars. And the consistently biggest crowd pleaser of all: the view. Chew Valley Lake provides the sparkling backdrop that is edged by the rolling Mendip hills.
Held on an organic working farm and spread across one gently-sloping lakeside meadow, the event is perfect for food lovers, first-time festival goers, plus young and maturing families. No long treks across site and plenty of activities for everyone.
Valley Fest is held in the fields neighbouring The Community Farm, which provides organic vegetable boxes to around 700 customers in the area. Festival goers can have tours, get involved in food and farming workshops, learn how to roll sushi, make kimchi as well as join the hugely popular bee and wildlife walks.
Luke Hasell set up the festival in 2014 in honour of his parents who both died within a short time of each other. Having farmed for generations, they cared enormously for the land and community surrounding it. Their spirit and joie de vivre runs deeply through the festival.