So recently we've been pretty busy writing to festivals to try and get invited along to cater the parties this summer... Festival season is wicked! It's like a cross between Big Brother and Masterchef (The Professionals). Here's us demonstrating how to do TEAMWORK:
Yeah. Pleased to say that response so far has been hella good.. here's a little look at where we'll be (so far). We're aiming to get the whole summer booked up! Ohhh shit!
Meadowlands: 1 - 3 June 2012
"A diverse and vibrant music festival held at Glynde Place, near Glyndebourne Opera House, located within the beautiful setting of the South Downs, with easy links to London, Brighton, Lewes and the wider Sussex area." And LTJ Bukem and Speech Debelle are playing. A new one for us but it looks lovely and has a nice relaxing name.
Blissfields: 29 June - 1 July
Blissfields. WTF. It's SUCH a good festival. I remember walking about 20m across a field there one year looking around and everywhere I looked someone else would be doing something stupid.. like jumping in a bin, or pretending to throw up backwards.. Can't really put it into words very well but it is SO much fun and run by very sound people. Also Dick Piper is likely to be perfoming there - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513740992
"A three day celebration of the arts held inside the beautiful private grounds of Childwickbury Estate, St. Albans where you will find a vibrant mix of workshops, demonstrations and entertainment for all ages, a great day out for families." At Stanley Kubrick's place.
Port Elliot Festival: 19 - 22 July
When I asked Petra Barran from Eat Street / Chocstar which festival I should do her number 1 was Port Elliot. I'm excited about it cos of that and cos of this:
"One of the great aspects of running a festival (and there are many) is the things that go on about which you have little or no idea: for example, when someone comes into the site office and says: “Can I have a table please?” Pause. “Of course. Why?” “Oh, for a séance I am having in your woods tonight.” Or perhaps you come across a masked ball at three in the morning in the middle of the maze — again, not on the programme, and thus the better for it. Or when maybe a tripped-out punter has roped a disco ball 40 foot up in cathedral-like beech trees and you come across it at five in the morning, you know the festival has taken on a life of its own"
Camp Bestival: 26 - 29 July
"It's inspired by the halcyon days of summers past - imagine the 1950s British Holiday Camp with a twist and you’ll get close to what Camp Bestival is all about." Very good! We've done it for the last couple of years.. our field closes at 10pm so we get to party EARLY!
That's it at the moment... hopefully those offers will fly in in the next couple of months. Check out the events page at www.luardos.co.uk for what we've got booked in.