Valley Fest

Denny Lane, Chew Magna, Bristol, BS40 8SZ
Valley Fest


With the new Arcadia experience and the Lake Stage, it’s going to be the best Valley Fest EVER! 

Travis, Clean Bandit, Faithless, Kosheen and The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club will headline this year's feastival beside the scenic Chew Valley Lake, near Bristol, between 4 - 7 August 2022.


Travis - Clean Bandit - Faithless (DJ set) - Roni Size b2b Nia Archives with Dynamite MC -  Kosheen - The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club - Judge Jules

As well as DJs, festival goers can expect boundary-pushing fire performances, immersive dancefloors, quality sound plus mind-boggling fire and light effects. Arcadia’s Lords of Lightning will shoot bolts of electricity from their bodies, at different sonic frequencies, creating music lightning. 

See the full Music line-up

Food and Feasts

You’re advised to arrive hungry! Showcasing the best of the South West’s glorious produce you can take advantage of sit down feasts or a bbq in a box.

- Chew Valley Sunday Feast

- Chef demos

- Street food

- Big Family BBQ

See the full Food programme

Arcadia Experience

New developments for 2022 include the Arcadia Experience, which will add a whole new dimension to the festival. Arcadia, the performance art collective, are best known for their iconic, 50 ft fire-spitting spider at Glastonbury. 

Acts playing on Arcadia’s Afterburner stage include: Redlight, Gardna, Eva Lazarus, Junior Jungle, Mr Benn and Queen Bee, Felix Joy, Tropical Tea Party, Audiomission, Fleetmac Wood, Fatboy Jim plus DJ Dunks and Flashman Funk.

Festival favourites

Valley Fest has always showcased a huge range of Bristol talent and this year is no different. Dizreali, Dr Meaker, Doreen Doreen, Mr Bruce, Pete Josef, Nuala Honan, Smerins Anti-Social Club and Afon Sistema are all on the line up. Pompadour, a young band selected through the new application process, are ones to watch, plus the drummer is from Chew Valley.

Fancy dress!

Dolly Parton costumes at the ready! Valley Fest, now in its eighth year, has developed much support for its fancy-dress theme. This is inspired by the tribute act which, for 2022, is The Dolly Show. She will play on Sunday, ahead of the competition, which in 2021 was fierce, with joint winners being picked.

Lazy lakeside lushness

Acts to perfectly suit the lazy lakeside vibe include: Emily Barker, Isaac Stuart, Aleighchia Scott, Fedah, Waldo’s Gift, Soma Soma and The Drystones. Rising stars include Leah Weller, MAX RAD, Holysseus Fly, Mik Artistik's Ego Trip, Mr Irish Bastard, plus No Go Stop. And for something completely different check out Yama Warashi – which blends Japanese folk dance, free jazz, tribal African and psychedelic music.

Valley Fest is West Country wildness at its best.

£170 (plus booking fee) and can be bought in instalments to spread the payment from
Ticket prices will increase to £185 in July.

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Date of Event

Opening Times

Dates: (4 Aug 2022 - 7 Aug 2022)


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