About Us & The Festival
Welcome to Chiddfest Music and Beer Festival 2023.
What an amazing festival we had in 2022. The sun most definitely shone for us last year. The vibe that we felt from our supporters, the bands, our amazing sponsors was overwhelming and we cannot thank you enough for making it one to remember.
Chiddfest is a 3-day music & beer festival going into its 9th year with camping, glamping, or just come for the day. There is the option to upgrade to VIP with your own enclosure, bar, seating, and luxury toilets. The festival features two stages of must-see artists. Friday we have Blackbox, East17, Phats & Small, Uncle Funk’s Disco Fever & much more. Saturday, we have Lemar, The Hoosiers, The Real Thing, RPJ Band, Dario G and many more aspiring artists and local talent that will bring the festival alive over the 3 days. We end the weekend with Tribute Sunday that appeals to all ages and is a fun day out not to be missed. You will see T.Rextasy – the official tribute to Marc Bolan & T.REX . Vicky Jackson as the best PINK tribute. 21st Century ABBA . UK Fleetwood Mac and many more entertaining tributes. Not only will you be hanging out with likeminded people but you will be supporting our local charity St Wilfrid's Hospice who will be on site all weekend.
Chiddfest are delighted to welcome back Ashdown Radio as our main media partner this year. The radio station will be broadcasting live from the event across the weekend, along with providing live DJ sets and entertainment on our stage.
This is a family friendly festival so plenty to entertain the kids. We have the wonderful storyteller Mark Fraser in his onion shaped tent telling stories through props, interaction, puppets, costume, and performance to bring his own original stories and old traditional tales to life. On stage we will have Mr Pineapple Head silent clown of professional silliness. We will have a crafting, face painting bouncy castles, trampolines and much more.
You won’t go hungry, plenty of food vendors offering Fish & Chips, Mexican, Thai, Pizza, Greek, Vegetarian, Vegan & much more. And if you fancy shopping, we have that covered too!
Finally, it is a beer festival so you will find craft beers & Ales in our beer tent as well as Prosecco, wines, spirits, and soft drinks. Something for everybody.
So book your tickets now!