This was our first visit to Valley Fest and having heard from the festival’s music programmer, John Blakeley earlier in the year about the festival’s rebrand, we were excited to see what was on offer. Blakeley told us to expect music later into the evenings, with some more mainstream offerings to complement their usual eclectic …

John Blakeley is the man behind the music booking at some of Bristol’s best loved intimate venues – Canteen, No 1 Harbourside, Old Market Assembly and Wardrobe Theatre. He also programmes the music for nearby hidden gem, Valley Fest. It’s during this long-standing career that’s focussed on bringing quality music to its deserved platform, that …

Growing out of humble beginnings as a small, foodie-orientated festival, Valley Fest is the brainchild of Luke Hasell, who took over his family farm in 2014 when both his parents sadly died within a few years of each other. His first port of call was to make the farm organic, his second was creating Valley …