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 …