Big Love Festival is a new 3-day music and arts festi-holiday camp held in and around a huge country mansion over the early spring bank holiday weekend.
We’re a small, friendly and fiercely independent festival, so expect an eclectic mix of the best music acts, peppered with pop-up discos, late night warehouse parties, woodland raves, performance and art.Big Love replaces the annual party pilgrimage that was Troyfest; during its 4-year existence, Troyfest rapidly gained a reputation as one of the UK’s friendliest and most magical small festivals. However, last year the organisers agreed that they’d taken that festival as far as they could.
Instead, the co-founders/organisers of Troyfest have brought in some fresh creative blood and launched a new festival for 2016, Big Love Festival. It’s taking place in the same Wye Valley venue, Baskerville Hall, on the the same early May bank holiday weekend as before.
Big Love will include all the things people loved about Troyfest - the bringing together of different tribes of people to enjoy an eclectic range of music, plus of course the friendly, intimate house party vibe and amazing setting. But this year Big Love will be introducing all sorts of amazing new experiences, like street food stalls, parties in the woods, holiday camp activities, and some incredible boutique camping options, among many other surprises!
The focus isn’t on headliners - although with the likes of Norman Jay MBE and Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling) playing, there are some big names on the bill - but on creating magical moments and experiences that will make people’s weekend escape memorable.
It takes place in an estate steeped in rave and festival history, set in 130 acres of stunning countryside on the Wales/England border. The festival is only an hour’s drive from Cardiff, and not much longer from the West Midlands.
Big Love is all about inclusivity, and we aim to make the festival as affordable as possible, with tickets under a hundred pounds, drinks at pub prices, free parking for cars and no extra charge for camper vans.
Boutique accommodation options include, hotel rooms, gypsy bowtop caravans, bell tents and Unidomes, with the hotel’s swimming pool, sauna and showers (and toilets) open to all festival goers, plus a cocktail bar yurt and the best street food traders in Wales.