From: Geraldine Hill [geri_at_flyingmonkey_dot_net]
Sent: 29 June 2007 13:21
Subject: Wye Fayre 6-8 July - only a week to go!
Media contact for information, reader offers, images, press & photographer passes:
Geraldine Hill
07932 783768 / geri_at_flyingmonkey_dot_net
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WYE FAYRE – 6 & 7 July 2007
The fab new festival with the ‘old school’ feel that’s just an hour by train from London:
- folk, rock, blues, roots, Americana, indie, electronica, psychedelia and raw grooves
- 100 acts, four stages + alternative entertainment, beers & wines, champagne & cocktails, great food, ices on trikes, an al fresco record shop, children’s play tent, alternative therapies tent, free camping & parking - all in a great and green country environment.
UPDATE  - at 29 June 2007
A week to go! Booked your ticket yet?
Festivals might seem a bit thick on the ground this summer, but Wye Fayre is a perfectly-formed answer to those huge commercialised affairs where you need a cinema screen to see the bands. A 5,000 audience and acres of green space to see 100 acts on four stages makes this the one to watch.
It’s the mouse that roared, the biggest little festival of musical magic you’re likely to see this summer. The acts themselves range from ‘name’ bands to ones that are bubbling under and about to break. Some are promoting new singles or albums to coincide with the event (Middleman, Eugene McGuinness, Ruarri Joseph), many are playing on the biggest stage of their careers to date, some are famous already (Joan as Police Woman, Adem, Chris T-T, John Smith, et al). All are well respected in their genre.
Music kicks off at 6pm on Friday 6 July and continues until midnight on Saturday – the site itself is open from noon on Friday and closes Sunday afternoon, after the Tour de France spins past.
In between and after hours, there’s stand-up comedy, poetry, alternative therapies, and lots to eat and drink – all of it way better than the usual festival fare… (champagne anyone?). There’s even a Play Tent where little kiddies can do exactly that while Mum & Dad do some well-earned Wye Fayre grooving, and an independent Café Muso for performers you’re simply unlikely to see at any other festival.
ON THE MUSIC STAGES – for the full line-up, see our beautiful website:
flying monkey main stage - for the bigger-draw acts, including:
Joan as Policewoman, Adem, Viarosa, Alberta Cross, Ralfe Band, Connan & The Mockasins, The Crimea, Luke Toms  +++
Electroacoustic Club _at_ The Bimble Inn - for acoustic-led amplified bands, including:
Nizlopi, Mistys Big Adventure, Middleman, Damien Dempsey, Tom McKean & The Emperors, Smoke Feathers, Thee Single Spy, Hexicon +++
The Far and Away Stage - in the glorious Dingly Dell - for artists who love a quieter platform, including:
John Smith, The Leisure Society, The Coal Porters, Smoke Fairies, The Burning Leaves, More Story Fours, Things in Herds, Blue Rose Code +++
The Stage with No Name - for singer-songwriters, including:
Kate Walsh, Chris T-T, Polly Paulusma, Eugene McGuinness, Ruarri Joseph, Vijay Kishore, Lupen Crook, Pete Molinari, Kat Flint, Antony Elvin, Dan Mangan, +++
NEW: CAFÉ MUSO – for an eclectic mix of other entertainment…
Weekend tickets £45 / Day tickets £25 / see website for concessions
Tickets include camping and parking on Friday and/or Saturday nights - site is open from noon on Friday to Sunday afternoon:
* via (£5 booking fee).
* via wegotickets (£3.15 booking fee).
* 15 minutes walk from Wye train station (the next stop down from Ashford International)
* one hour by train from London and Lille / under four from Bristol, Leeds and Liverpool / 30 minutes from Dover and Calais
* free camping and parking / rooms to rent if you’re not a happy camper!
6 & 7 July 2007
Withersdane Hall, Wye, nr Ashford, Kent TN25 5DA
ends/ 29 June 2007


Geraldine Hill

flying monkey


07932 783768 


Wye Fayre
6 & 7 July 2007
Withersdane Hall, Wye, nr Ashford, Kent TN25 5DA


Folk, rock, blues, roots and Americana, indie, electronica, raw grooves and psychedelia spread over four stages