The Festival Ethos - Here at BFF we realised as parents ourselves, that if its family friendly festival thats packed full of entertainment then its a 3-5hr motorway journey southbound that you will have to endure to find one that ticks all the boxes. We wanted to bring something to the midlands, something for all the family to enjoy, something that may indeed make our friends down south consider venturing up a motorway or two themselves! The idea came to light when an already established and very successful nightclub promoter here in the midlands, his wife and their two children sat around the kitchen table during a dinner time chat. Hoping to offer something entertaining, fun, involving the local communities and businesses and all at a reasonable cost to the public. At a very accessible location to all of its neighbouring towns and cities aswell as those from further afar the site we have chosen is perfect for this type of event. We will be offering camping for those wanting to make a weekend of it, as well as day ticket options for the local people. You dont have to bring children along to enjoy the festival either, with an outdoor cinema, craft stalls, a farmers market, tribute acts, dance workshops, comedians, science shows, circus skills, a solar powered arena, the finest street food vendors and bars with lots more to be added and announced there really is something for everyone.
Main Stage Showcasing everything from tribute acts, local talent, and festival headliners here is where the party starts and finishes. Head here to get your body moving, sing along to your hearts content and shake ya tail feather from noon til midnight, with some sneaky suprises along the way!
The Ibiza Ghetto Blaster We Love Djs will take over this area with djs on rotation throughout the whole weekend. Get your cameras ready as this will be something worth capturing its a 20ft x 15ft Ghetto Blaster. Line up to be annouced very soon, If you are a budding dj be sure to head over to the competition section to enter to win a set in this one of a kind dj booth!
The Solar Tent For those conscious of the carbon footprint we wanted to host a solar powered tent, and with your help we could offer more. We are giving you the option to donate towards our solar powered mission follow this link to add your levy to the cause. Be it big or small it will all help us to offer a more environmentally friendly festival. In this tent we shall be hosting the comedians, with family friendly content and some household names this is sure to be a right laugh.
The Den The robust Teepee style tent shall offer chill out spaces with comfy cushions and bean bags to take the weight off or play some table tennis. As the name suggests its an escape for the teens with dj tutorials, Q& A sessions with music producers, successful business owners, actors, authors and radio presenters this is a great place to chill out, meet friends and make new ones. The Den shall also host our reading corner so again we invite you to step away from the hustle and bustle of the main events and make yourself comfortable for storytime. Classic stories both old and new shall be read at scheduled intervals throughout the two days. With suprise celebrity guest story tellers, as well as up and coming authors. Don't worry if you miss a story time part of the den shall be dedicated to make and create where children are encouraged to come up with their own stories and design their own characters, do some word-searches, or do some colouring cutting and sticking with our creative team. Good old fashioned fun at its best in the Den.
The Food Court When the belly starts to rumble fear not the team at BFF have it got it covered, with an array of street food cuisine to suit all appetites.
The Beer Festival As well as the fully stocked bars we want to offer a choice of tempting local beers and wines. Enabling the adults to enjoy something different, whilst supporting local business owners and brewers.
Open Air Cinema Sit comfortably and enjoy some classic family movies throughout your time at the BFF, seek out the child in you and enjoy a sing-a-long show with a very famous Disney song thats probably only just popped out of your head… anyone know the one about building a snowman?!
Entertainment With interactive science shows, magic shows, circus skill workshops, breakdancing workshops, life size and interactive characters walking round for photos, dress up photo booths, the list of entertainment just keeps on getting longer so be sure to check back regularly on the site to see what we've added next!
Farmers Market Wanting to support local business owners is very important to us at BFF so when on farm land and in fields it seemed only natural to have a farmers market on site. We have invited some of the local farmers with shops nearby to open stalls for you to browse and hopefully some local produce fresh from the farm. Indulge in some of the wonderful and great tasting treats on offer, as well as some local craft stalls supporting family businesses. Its a real treat to be able to have a farmers market on site so we hope you make the most of it. If you are interested in being one of the stalls here please head over to the Be Part Of It Section.
Camping Roll up your sleeping bags and pick out your favourite pjs, as the BFF is having a sleep over. The campsite will be secure and shall have all the necessary amenities for your two days and one night stay. We have positioned the campsite far enough away from the djs and main stage so you wont be kept awake by dads singing as he dances the night away.