THE official line-up of Valley Fest 2023 has been announced.

The family-friendly festival, which prides itself on showcasing all things regenerative, will be hosted on August 3 until August 6.

The food, drink and music event will take place alongside the Chew Valley Lake near Bristol.

Locals and visitors from afar are expected to attend this highly-anticipated and unique festival.

The Kooks, Bananarama and Scouting for Girls are just a few of the main acts for this year's festival.

The acts joining them (announced so far) will be:

  • DJ Flight.
  • Ishmael Ensemble.
  • Ibibio Sound Machine.
  • Bibi Tanga & The Selenites.
  • Honeyfeet.
  • Altern 8.
  • Crazy P (DJ set).
  • Norman Jay MBE.
  • Krafty Kuts.
  • Soul ll Soul.
  • The Legends of Goldie Lookin Chain (live show).
  • Plump DJs.

The family-friendly Arcadia’s Alchemist Playground is expected to return. The Woodland Tribe will be on hand to help children (and adults!) build a playground out of reclaimed materials. Welding, DJing and more craft activities will also take place.

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On the Afterburner stage, performances from the Lord of Lightning will make the night sky light up, along with cutting-edge fire shows.

The festival will also boast some of the best food the South West has to offer. Josh Eggleton from The Pony Chew Valley is at the helm of the food programme.

The menu includes feasts, cooking over fire and plenty of demonstrations from much-loved regional chefs and beyond.

You can expect to enjoy delicious food from:

  • Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, of Michelin-starred Paco Tapas and newly-opened Casa.
  • Mark McCabe of green-Michelin-starred The Ethicurean Restaurant.
  • Elliott Lidstone of Bib-Gourmand-awarded Box-E, to name just a few.

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A Sunday Regen Roast will also be new for this year, headed up by Ali Pumfrey from Yeo Valley and Rob Howell from Bib-Gourmand-awarded Root. 

The Community Farm will be running popular tours and talks about regenerative farming, one of the main motivators behind the festival.

There will also be a Spa area offering relaxation and top-notch treatments.

Luke Hasell, festival founder, says: "Guaranteed good times ahead! Families, you’ll find something for your toddlers, teens, parents and grandparents! Everyone needs to GET ON MY LAND!"

Weekend tickets cost £175 (plus booking fee).

The full programme, as well as information on how to get tickets, can be found on the Valley Fest website.