Boom, Boom, Boom, we’re off to Boomtown in August!
Come and see us at Boomtown in August this year. We will have a whole range of fun set up and of course, our Love Specs!
Boomtown Fair is a four day festival set in the Matterley bowl in Hampshire, UK on the second weekend of August. Now heading into its 10th chapter, Boomtown fuses a diverse line-up of underground and global music with boundary pushing immersive art, theatre and performance coming together as a living, breathing, fictitious city.
Made up of 14 fully immersive districts Boomtown follows a storyline that evolves each year to create a world within a world. Boomtown is a theatrically-led experience like no other with hundreds of actors bringing the film-like street sets to life. Citizens are encouraged to become their inner character and be a part of the story themselves…
Wilderness is wonderful festival to experience as their love of nature shines through! We will see you there in August!
We intend for your time in the Wilderness to be treasured. What you feel and experience here should last forever.
Each year we create our four-day Wilderness with some fundamental guiding principles that we are proud to share – in the hope that you can better understand our motives and ambitions.
We believe that having experienced the show, you too will become entwined in the ways of the Wilderness.
Everyone is invited to be part of a community and a celebration. You are as important as the artists who create it. We aim to throw open minds to new ideas and experiences. We applaud acts of kindness, and hope to be the setting for new friendships and interactions.
Wilderness has a vast and unique programme that celebrates each art with equal significance. We aim to satiate even the most ardent explorer, with everyone discovering their own, individual journey.
Primarily, we are passionate about nature and the wild. Wilderness is inspired by, and woven through the unbelievable landscape we call home. Our drawing board is a nature reserve.
We couldn’t do Bestival without doing Camp Bestival! Especially now we have children’s Love Specs!
Camp Bestival a multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday; something that we like to call a Festi-Holiday! The sister festival of Bestival, in its first year Camp Bestival was awarded Best New Festival in 2008 at the UK Festival Awards and has since won Best Family Festival five times at the awards in 2017, 2014, 2013, 2010 & 2009. Camp Bestival also won Best Family Festival at the Family Traveller Awards in 2017 & 2015. Set in the majestic grounds of Lulworth Castle, on Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic coastline, Camp Bestival is jam-packed with entertainment, from stellar musical morsels and cultural delights to stunning sideshow attractions and lashings of family fun. Featuring a truly enormous Kids’ Garden your little’uns will be utterly spoilt for choice. With a host of thrilling activities from soft play and circus skills to go-carts and glitter, there’s plenty of excitement for kids of all ages. Plus, there are kids’ shows and performances on the Castle Stage and in the Big Top, daring antics to be had at the Sports Park, and fairytale escapism in the Dingly Dell.
Camp Bestival’s amazing music line-up is curated by renowned music specialist Rob da Bank whose penchant for eclecticism has seen the legendary likes of Chuck Berry, Basement Jaxx, Madness & Blondie playing alongside hordes of up and coming acts that we’ve given a nurturing nudge on their way to stardom, including Florence & the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, London Grammar, Clean Bandit and Gabrielle Aplin, amongst many others. From folk and dub to drumstep and jazz jungle, there’s guaranteed to be something to get you and the kids throwing shapes long into the summer evenings. With a consummate arts programme that offers the best in contemporary theatre, performance, spoken word and discussions, there is a wealth of entertaining wonder and intellectual nourishment for all ages to get stuck into. Add to that amazing street eats and gourmet treats, fantastic campsite facilities (we’re the first ever festival to offer reserved camping plots at a festival with Camping Plus, and the option to indulge in an array of fantastic Boutique Camping options), all sprinkled liberally with Camp Bestival’s own inimitable brand of magic and you have a unique start to the summer holidays and the ultimate family festival experience.
Lovebox Love Specs. Get the connection? We love any festival that has love in it’s title!
Here’s a bit of history on this festival. We’ll see you there!
Back in 2002, Groove Armada and our own Jools were sitting in a pub, lamenting the London parties scene. They were playing gigs and clubs everywhere, but thought there might be a way to put on a different kind of show in London, with more exciting line-ups.
It started with a box of records and a pack of Post-its – heart-shaped ones were the only type to hand. The record box became the ‘Lovebox’, which became an album, and then the first party was thrown in an old strip club off Tottenham Court Road. Then followed a residency at 93 Feet East, succeeded by a stint in Ladbroke Grove, and Lovebox was selling out two weeks in advance with hundreds turning up at the door.
A year later, this success led to a one day special on Clapham Common for 10,000 people. The year after was 20,000. A combination of solid musical reputation and a complete lack of inner London park festivals proved a potent recipe. Then in 2005, Lovebox moved to Victoria Park, spread itself over two days and the festival you know was born.
In 2018 we announced our move to Gunnersbury Park.
It’s no longer a Groove Armada affair but the Lovebox team still invite you to bring the love every year. Delve into Lovebox’s colourful history and take a look at our line-up posters from over the years below…
Fancy a bit of magic in your life? Wild Wood Disco is a wonderful day out!
Our Love Pixies will be there gathering donations for Love Specs.
The Wild Wood Disco, a wild day and night of revelry and dancing, under the canopy of the woodland trees…
Nestled in the heart of the Wild Wood, on June 30th 2018 join us for the ultimate disco. Top DJs on 2 stages, lanterns, firepits, entertainers, art installations, Food Park street food collective, and plenty of secrets and surprises to discover amongst the hidden corners of the forest. This is the best kind of summer party, a perfectly formed mini festival with a small crowd of wonderful people and a whole lot of magic.
Festival Season is well underway this year and we’re seeing some fantastic photos of LoveSpecs!
Festival Season in the United Kingdom is a huge series of events for LoveSpecs and the Love Pixies. It’s hard for us to get around all of the festivals so this year we teamed up with Junkyard Golf Club.
Sophie and her Love Pixies have done an amazing job so far with amazing photographs flying around on social media and great video of the events as well. Check out the imprints on our ‘Inspire Me’ page and relive the festivals like Gottwood, Love Box and Noisily to name but a few.
We want LoveSpecs to be at every festival so we’re looking for partners that complement our brand LoveSpecs as we just can’t make it to every festival.
We would supply stock and support and add a charitable story to your own.
If you’d like to talk to us about this opportunity please email our General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org