Surrey Mini Bluegrass
Festival is a small non-profit-making festival. It is run more like a party for
a bit of fun, for people who are not away on holiday over the first
weekend of August. It first started in 2001.The intention is for
it always to remain a small friendly non-profit festival where people
can enjoy bluegrass music. It is a place to relax, meet
new people, or meet up with old friends and listen to the music in a
lovely location. The aim of the Festival is to introduce bluegrass music
to the Surrey area. We have many new people coming each year, it is a very popular local event.
The ticket price of £13 per day, or £18 for
the full weekend, extra £5 for workshops and £6 for under 16 is a donation to cover costs and to keep the
festival going. Please note that only band members are entitled
to free tickets and there are no guest tickets.
Food, tea, coffee and soft drinks are
available on site.
Bluegrass festival is held in the picturesque
village of Mickleham in the village hall which was built in
1901. There are plenty of local places to visit, so people
can come and go all weekend as they please.
We have two concerts to a high
standard in the main part of the hall, with bands playing round
one mic. As courtesy
to the bands and the people who want to listen to the music, we
ask people not talk or walk around during the concerts. Please
arrive half an hour before concerts.
There is picking going on all
weekend at the festival in the garden outside at the back
of the hall. We will have an extra pickers marquee if it rains.
Workshops are held on Sunday
between the hours of 12.30pm. & 2.30pm. Please arrive half and
hour before workshops.
The festival has a raffle on the
Saturday and Sunday which is really good fun and with many
prizes. Please contribute to this if you can, because it helps to
keep the festival going and to keep the ticket prices low.
We always allow
spaces in the concert in case a surprise guest should turn up, on
many occasions we have had talented performers turn up out of the
blue and want to do a guest spot on the show or put a scratch
available in the local area and people often stay at the same
place year after year. Please make your own arrangements.
Camping is available
in the local area within 30 minutes drive. Please note that
there is no camping on site, or campsites within walking
distance of the hall. People return
to the same campsites, staying a few days to have a holiday,
visit local attractions, as well as attending the festival.
Please make your own arrangements.
Special thanks to
everyone who has made this such a great event through the
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Surrey Mini Bluegrass Festival. All Rights Reserved.
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