The Rising Festival

Bank Holiday Newsletter

Thank you to all those who have purchased a ticket to the inaugural Rising Festival at Kibblestone scout camp. We are getting close to be totally sold out which is amazing considering it is our first year in fields.

The Rising Festival will showcase an incredible lineup of live acts, DJs, children’s arts and crafts, along with a multitude of activities for our 2000 attendees. Thanks to acquiring additional land, we are now able to offer campervan and caravan awning tickets at £7.50 each, which can be purchased through the following link.

Set within an exquisite 97-acre environment, the Rising Festival provides a stunning backdrop for activities like rock climbing, abseiling, and archery. We also feature a captivating campfire area for live acoustic music, with on-site amenities including permanent toilets, hot showers, and washing up facilities. Our children’s marquee will offer free arts and crafts sessions, and if funding permits, we hope to incorporate interactive art installations throughout the festival grounds.

We aim for the Rising Festival to serve as a cost-effective alternative to pricier events, leveraging the benefits of being situated on a permanent campsite to pass on savings directly to our attendees.

The Rising Festival will honor its Oulton roots by featuring an array of exceptional local craft ales and ciders from neighboring breweries, as well as a diverse food selection using locally-sourced ingredients sourced within a 50-mile radius of Kibblestone.

Our live stage, Cub Lair, will host a lineup of exceptional acts capable of energizing audiences in an instant, featuring both seasoned festival veterans and emerging talents destined for stardom. We are thrilled to announce our 2024 headliners: punk hip-hop duo Bob Vylan, dub enthusiasts Dub Pistols, and London ska legends Death of Guitar Pop. Additional acts include electric rockers Henge, high-energy dance group Loonaloop, folk favorites 3 Daft Monkeys, folk-rock band True Deceivers, pop-rock sensation Jemma Johnson, festival staples Brian Stone & the Masters of None, ska outfit JB Conspiracy, rockers Dawn After Dark, and alternative/punk/rock duo Yur Mum.

The new home of Magical Sounds delivers an exceptional lineup of established and up-and-coming live acts and DJs, such as legendary Banco De Gaia, innovative Zion Train Sound System, trance aficionados Subgiant, who consistently deliver fresh and unique sounds, the captivating Clown Jewels, ever-enthralling SpaceHopper, and the invigorating electronic beats of Shunt Voltage.

We are striving to create a small, affordable, sustainable, and ethical festival that fosters a strong connection with our local community while promoting performing arts to the best of our abilities. We invite you to join us on this journey and contribute your valuable feedback and critique, which will be genuinely considered and never dismissed or discouraged.