Beatlemania, free love, the moon landing – the swinging sixties is still known as the coolest decade – and you’re lucky enough to be invited there for one day only this summer.
Winterwell Festival is back for its ninth year in its new location of Yarnton Manor, a beautiful seventeenth century stately home in Oxfordshire, with the theme of The Summer of 1967. On Saturday 29th August, Yarnton Manor will swing open its doors to revellers for a whirlwind weekend of festivities.
Experience gourmet food and immersive theatre as well as submersing yourself in the history of the manor, exploring the secret sunken garden and the historic long gallery; treading in the footsteps of the likes of Charles I and John Betjeman, previous guests of Yarnton. Sign up for life drawing classes, race ferrets (if that’s your thing) or check into a massage tent if it’s pampering you’re after. As the sun lowers, the noise levels will rise, with live bands and headline DJs taking to various stages in the grounds, followed by an extraordinary fireworks display to take you through to dawn.
Unlike traditional festivals, Winterwell packs all the festivities in only 24 hours, making it a much more accessible option for those that can’t afford spend the whole of the following week recovering, and for families with young children. On Saturday night guests can pitch their tents in the grounds, stay in accommodation within the manor, or choose to travel back to London using buses that make regular journeys throughout the night.
So dust off your flares, tie-die those T’s and take a trip to the sixties this summer. Book now for Early Bird tickets at only £65.
Date: Saturday 29th August at 1pm-Sunday 30th August 2015 at 1pm
Tickets: Early Bird, £65, then £80
Address: Yarnton Manor, Church Lane, Oxford, Yarnton, Oxfordshire, OX5 1PY
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