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summerretreat2015masterrevisedposterYet again for the third year in a row Northampton Bands will be arranging the line-up and arranging the stage for The Summer Retreat Festival which is held in Northampton’s secure 40 acre enclosed woodland venue located at the scout ground. The festival also incorporates a Hand Pan & Healing Festival weekend.

Child / Family friendly environment and venue
Set in very beautiful 10 acre flat fields and a 40 acre woodland Lots of Open Mic slots for Adults and Children
Lots of Jamming and meeting new friends
Learn to play / share skills on hand pan plus many other great workshops, Tent Camping & Glamping.
toilets and hot shower facilities
Onsite Cafe serving Hot / Cold food and drinks
Indoor / out door stages
Workshops and other activities
Healing Field, Drum Circle, Traders.

It’s a one off fee of £5 per adult ( children under 15 FREE with an adult )
The one off fee allows you access oval ALL 3 DAYS
IE Pay £5 and walk in Friday / Saturday and Sunday if you wish too, or come for 2 days or 1, its really that simple!

If you wish to come and camp over onsite, the cost is £35 for adults and children under 15 FREE ( with an adult )
You can camp for up to 2 night ( fri / sat night )
We have bunk beds onsite should you wish to glam instead of camp in a tent, the cost is £10 for an adult ( children FREE with adult )

We can allow a limited number of these onsite, please try and pre warn us first!!

The stage comes to life on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 6PM, Stage presented and organised by Northampton Bands.

There will also be workshops available offering everything from life skills to woodland foraging and many things in between
( If you would like to share your skills, passion, collection etc please let us know as we can help! )

Hot and Cold food will be available! See the café for opening times when you arrive

There is enough room for approx 100 cars onsite, please try to arrive by bus, bike or on foot, we have excellent road links for all the above etc

We are looking for volunteers to help with site duties, the gates and other random event things.
We will give All volunteers FREE food and drink vouchers aswell as a bunk or camping space for the whole weekend

We offer 2 different options
1: Pay a one off fee of £40
2: 20% of weekend takings

We are allowing dogs to come along this year, how ever you need to always keep it on a lead and bring doggy poo bags for the mess and a water bowl

There is a climbing wall and mini assault course onsite and we will hopefully have some random activities for them too, but we have found that the site being child friendly coupled with 40 acres of woodland keeps them amused for ages

You can pre purchase tickets for the event from our website
Any questions regarding the SR15 event, just contact us and ask!


We’ll be hosting and managing the stages again this year at The Summer Retreat Festival, If you want to play please use the contact us form!!

We’re looking for Acoustic acts, soul, reggae, independent, pop, blues and healing artists/bands to perform.

The festival lasts over 2 days in a beautiful enclosed vast woodland area with every amenity close by, camping is also available as usual.

The days are for relaxing or taking part and learning a few new skills coupled with the option of simply stopping and doing nothing at all should you wish

2 Music stages

Grassland Stage covering all music genres

Indoor Stage with acoustic and public open mic slots

Healing Practitioners for the mind & body

Drumming Workshops

Sound scapes

Gong Baths

Workshops, circus skills, woodland walks




Plus Many other activities

Reiki, massage, health and well being therapies and lots of alternative workshops on offer

Trade stands.

Come and relax, simply do nothing or come and walk around the pristine woodlands.

For full details please visit The Summer Retreat Website


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