ORGANISERS of the Trowbridge Festival have announced a full line-up of acts for this year’s event which is moving to a purpose-built site between North Bradley and Southwick.

Director, Nicholas Reed, 37, says this year’s Trowbridge Festival from July 28-30 will be making a return for its first full festival since 2018.

It will be feature three headliners: Nick Parker & The False Alarms on Friday, July 28, while festival favourites Holy Moly & The Crackers finish up the Saturday night slot on July 29, and genre fusing folkers The Model Folk finish off the finale on July 30.

He added: “We are also delighted to have headliner-in-his-own-right Will Varley also on the bill on Friday, July 29."

After the return to its roots at Stowford Manor Farm near Farleigh Hungerford, the festival will move to a purpose-built site at Greenhill Fields at Southwick.

The site will be the new home for Trowbridge Festival, having previously been used for steam fairs and car boot sales.

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The 2023 event has a limited capacity, which has already sold 50 per cent of its allocation but has vision and scope within the site to grow its capacity in the future. 

Mr Reed added: “The Stowford Manor Farm site had a restricted capacity. We have ambitions to grow the festival from 500 to 5,000 over the next few years.

"The festival is proud to be using local infrastructure to supply the festival's toilets, tents, stages and the bar will be exclusively supplied by Kettlesmith Brewery whose award-winning ales and lagers are brewed in Bradford on Avon. 

"They are a hidden gem of a brewery so, if you haven’t tried Kettlesmith, now’s your chance.”

The festival line up also features dozens of other national and local acts across two stages, the aptly-named Village Pump Stage, named after the legendary venue that launched the festival in the first place, and the Main Stage. 

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The artists include 3 Daft Monkeys, Greenman Rising, Merry Hell, Gigspanner, Knight & Spiers, Suthering, Sound of the Sirens, Reg Meuross, The Lost Trades, Coracle, Edwina Hayes, Folklaw, Bella Gafney and Phil King.

Early bird tickets cost just £110, which includes camping and free parking, but the price will rise to £125 on June 18.

As with most festivals, there will be bespoke food traders including a pizza oven, a BBQ, a fresh coffee van, a breakfast bar and more. 

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