WEST Ashton will be the setting for a new dance and electronic music festival in September created by two Frome-based friends with the intention of finishing off the summer festival season in style.

Jack Clink, 33, and Ryan Allcott, 40, decided to set up Field Trip festival to capitalise on their shared passion for an eclectic taste in dance music genres, after founding their own event production partnership, Powwow Productions.

The event is a mini one day and one night camping festival and will take place on September 12 at Grange Farm in Bratton Road, with high profile, international DJs already secured as headliners.

“This 3-stage mecca of electronic music is the brainchild of two friends who know how to put a party on,” Mr Clink and Mr Allcott explain. “Our love of festivals, parties and dance music shines through and is reflected in our attention to detail in planning this event.”

Phil Hartnoll, one half of Orbital, acclaimed electro house act The Freestylers, Brazilian drum and bass artist DJ Marky and Bristol’s Redlight are already confirmed, along with popular floor-filler DJ Sam Divine.

Mr Clink said: “We have always been into dance and electronic music and I used to organise small parties in and around the Frome area, so this is the next step up for us.

“It was last summer when we decided to go for it, but we didn’t ever imagine it would be quite on this scale. The idea has just snowballed and it is really exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time.

“We were surprise how hard it was to get the acts together and it was quite a shock to the system, but we are delighted with the line-up we have.

“Redlight was the hardest to tie down as he is very busy at the moment, but he will be a highlight. We are also delighted to get Sam Divine and we are both big fans, while DJ Marky is another great addition.”

Powwow is in support of Dream Big Ghana, a charity run by Mr Allcott’s brother-in-law, Dougal Croudace, which aims to improve sanitation and education in villages in rural Ghana.

Depending on the success of the Field Trip, Powwow hope to amplify their involvement in the ongoing success of the compost toilet project, with each toilet costing £500 to build, providing usable compost for local farmers.

“We would love the event to be a yearly thing and possibly even become a two-day event, but we need to wait and see how this goes first,” added Mr Clink.

Tickets are priced £25-£40. For the full line up and more information, visit www.fieldtripparty.co.uk