Livestock Festival Gets Fancy

Livestock Festival Gets Fancy
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Festivalgoers to Livestock 2016 will don their farmyard finery as a fancy dress theme is introduced for the very first time on the Sunday of the event.

From farm animals to farmers and anything in between, the ‘Livestock’ fancy dress theme acts as a play on the festival’s name. Sunday will be the dedicated fancy dress day with visitors competing to win the highly coveted title of ‘Best Dressed’.

Livestock Festival Founder, Ben Leeke, said: “We cannot wait to see the creativity of our visitors this year as Fancy Dress Sunday is introduced to Livestock 2016. The idea was voted for on social media with the ‘livestock’ theme coming out on top. The thinking behind introducing a fancy dress day is to invite our visitors to totally embrace the carefree vibes of Livestock Festival. No doubt there will be some fantastic farmyard attire on show and it will certainly be a spectacle not the be missed. We look forward to welcoming the mighty ‘mooo-sive’, some shameless sheep and I’m sure a fun loving farmer.”

Sunday will welcome to the stage the one and only Chesney Hawkes alongside 90’s hearthrob Jason Donovan. Hot off the heels of his sell out arena tour, Jason will entertain audiences with smash hits including Especially For You, Nothing Can Divide Us and Too Many Broken Hearts. Chesney will be belting out his stonking smash hit, climaxing with the single that tipped the top for five weeks and was the 20th most successful release of the entire decade.

Other headliners throughout the weekend include indie rock sensation The Fratellis, together with the newly reformed Reef to perform their smash hit Put Your Hands Up, along with new melodies from their just released album Live at St Ives. Reef guitarist Jesse Wood, son of Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood and husband of TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton, joins the group to launch Livestock following the bands 2016 revival. Crowds are expected to flock to what promises to be a highlight of the South West festival season.

The Woodland Stage will also play host to a vibrant array of up and coming talent. The newly introduced Bloody Mary Stage will welcome a variety of comedy and children’s entertainment acts.

A feast of food will be on offer including kickass burgers from The Hungry Toad, freshly prepared pizzas from Just Wood Fired Pizzas, perfect pies from The Pie Factory and foreign flavours from the Castaway Kitchen.

Families will have plenty to immerse themselves in throughout the weekend with workshops from Time Travelling Toby, Circus Skills sessions, a climbing wall and much more. Little ones can meet real life farmyard friends with pony rides and Animal Encounters bringing along a menagerie of creatures great and small for children to touch, hold and learn all about. Fizz Pop Science, Rugby Tykes and Tractor and Trailer Rides will also be on offer.

The Best Dressed winner will win tickets to next year’s Livestock Festival and the winner will be announced on the Sunday of the event. 

Livestock Festival takes place at Manor Farm, Longdon nr Tewkesbury, just 10 minutes from Junction 9 of the M5, from Friday 29 – Sunday 31 July 2016. Tickets are on sale now. Adult tickets are priced from £35 and children’s tickets from £1. Family, camping, glamping and VIP tickets are also available. For the latest updates and to book tickets, visit