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Festival season kicks off early - come on down to Cloggstock next month!

We have plenty of festivals ahead this year with the first coming as early as April with Cloggstock at Alfreton.

This is the inaugural Cloggstock so we're chuffed to be on the bill.

You can camp over so fingers crossed the weather improves quickly now after the Beats and Mini Beast from the East have thawed!

Below is all you need to know . . .

CloggStock 2018 brings a new early-season collaboration to the local festival calendar on Friday, 20th and Saturday, 21st April

A joint offering from the organisers of Deerstock and Cloggerfest, it intends building on their friendship and shared vision, bringing fans of both festivals together to enjoy the best of musical offerings from both events.

The festival is in its first year, but is already attracting a lot of interest, offering acts including Sons of Clogger, The Blue Carpet Band, BD3, The Outlines, Bleeding Hearts, Verbal Warning, Jonny Wallis, The Whip Jacks, Jess Silk, Dandelion Pussy, Terminal Rage, Star Botherers, The Star Copiers, Freeborn Rising, Herbie Jack, Raynor Jackson and Darwin's Rejects.

The Alfreton venue of Hilcote Country Club was chosen as it is easily accessible and is equidistant from both parent festivals, Deerstock being at Newton, Notts, and Cloggerfest at Cresswell, Stoke.

It also allows for all the music - except late night campfire shenanigans - to be indoors, whilst providing space for campers in vans, and tents for the more hardy.

CloggStock is a not-for-profit festival, and will be raising money for charities nominated by each parent festival.

There will be food available from the venue, festival stalls and kids entertainment.

Naomi Budd, joint organiser with Dave Owen, said: “We are hoping that CloggStock 2018 is the start of something very special for the Deerstock/Cloggerfest family.

“We certainly intend on having a lot of fun and we have some excellent bands playing for us this year, including two bands (Verbal Warning and The Blue Carpet Band) who will be gracing the introducing stage at the Great British Alternative Weekend at Butlins this year, and some of our favourites from Deerstock and Cloggerfest over the last few years.

“CloggStock; What could possibly go wrong?”

CloggStock tickets are available from Eventbrite. Adults £18, children aged under 15 free.

Camping is £5 per night (per vehicle or tent, not per person) and dogs are welcome.

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