We have been supporting local artist involved with Blissfields for the last three years. This year the format of the Road To Blissfields competition has been expanded to the whole of Hampshire with the heats branching out even further across England.
The event is taking place on Thursday 30th April at the Edge of the Wedge. The Road To Blissfields will again give emerging artists and bands the opportunity to compete for a chance to play at Blissfields. The successful acts performing are Dutch Criminal Record, The Family, Duveax, Jack Grace, Just Millie and not to forget there will be a special performance by Big Child Man Child.
Keep an eye out here on Strong Island as we will preview each of the artists in the run up to the event.
The winner is decided on the night with crowd reaction being taken into account, the event is free entry so make sure you come to support the artists performing. Check out the Facebook Event page for more info on the event HERE.
Blissfields itself will be held on 2nd to 4th July at Vicarage Farm just outside of Winchester. The theme for this years event is ‘Somewhere In Time’. As Blissfields approaches it’s fifteenth anniversary, the weekend will give you a chance to look back over the festivals history and more, and to gaze into the curious future of the universe, permitting your imagination to run free.
Artists confirmed so far include The Horrors, John Grant, Simian Mobile Disco, Grandmaster Flash, Glass Animals, Public Service Broadcasting, Dub Pistols and the awesome Cosmo Sheldrake. Not to forget local Strong Island favourites Big Child Man Child, Popobawa and Floella Grace.
Here is a little taste of Blissfields 2014.