Fieldview want to expand the family to Bristol for this year’s festival

The good eggs at Fieldview Festival are offering Nitelife readers a discounted ticket in the hopes of seeing some more Bristol faces this year

Wiltshire’s little gem of a festival wants to officially extend the Fieldview family to Bristol. Less than 45 minutes away by car, Fieldview has a likeminded ethos to many of the festivals in our own postcode in terms of sustainability, supporting local talent (of all kinds), and just generally being good eggs.

The non-profit music and arts festival was set up in 2009 by two brothers and their friends, and is still completely run by volunteers, with surplus funds being donated to charities and good causes – donating over £30,000 to date.

Fieldview has a likeminded ethos to many of the festivals in our own postcode in terms of sustainability, supporting local talent (of all kinds), and just generally being good eggs

They’ve also just launched a new £1,500 Fieldview Grant, which individuals, organisation or communities can apply for. Find out more about the scheme and how to apply over on their website.

But aside from all their good-doings, Fieldview is – independently – a great little festival, with an uncanny knack for unearthing future talent, previously inviting the likes of Submotion Orchestra, Bondax and Ben Howard to their stage well before the rest of the world cottoned on.

previously inviting the likes of Submotion Orchestra, Bondax and Ben Howard to their stage well before the rest of the world cottoned on

Acts to look out for this time round are indie rock group Palace, who released their brilliant debut album So Long Forever with Fiction Records last year. Fieldviewers can also look forward to Tru Thoughts-signed world music collective Lakuta, who fuse sounds from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK; as well as two great new  indie rock acts on the scene – Fickle Friends and Island.

One-man-band looping magician Youngr returns this year as part of his worldwide festivals tour – having amassed fans across the globe since his performance at Fieldview last summer. There’s also a strong showing of South West talent across the weekend including Eva Lazarus, Cousin Kula and True Strays.

There’s also a strong showing of South West talent across the weekend including Eva Lazarus, Cousin Kula and True Strays

Between the music, there’s also plenty of games, workshops, arts and crafts, comedy, Fieldview ‘rockeoke’ and other silliness to keep you entertained. Not forgetting this year’s fancy dress theme – not obligatory, but traditionally well-adhered to at Fieldview Saturday ­– ‘The Wonders of Science’.

In the hopes of getting a few more Bristol faces to this year’s Fieldview festival, organisers have extended a golden handshake to the sum of 10% off for Nitelife readers and friends. Use the code NITELIFE when checking out to bring your (final tier) ticket cost down to a pretty reasonable £72.50.

3-6 August – Fieldview Festival,Wiltshire
fieldviewfestival.co.uk // tickets

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