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24th-27th August 2018
(noon to noon)

Tadstock is a family festival which proudly supports YOUTH MUSIC and is set in the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds.

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What we offer


In 2017 we had a line-up that included some extremely talented local young musicians & DJ’s who shared the stage with industry professionals including The Brand New Heavies & Other Animals.

Arts & Crafts

In 2018 we will bring you even more free workshops not just for Children but for all age groups including: Arts, Crafts & Family Yoga as well as free kids entertainment in our Kids zone including a Treasure & Bear Hunt.


Free family yoga session throughout the weekend run by Taty Silva & Maysa Marques.

All of the above and free parking & camping is in the ticket price!

2 adults & 2 children just £7pp per night!

Single adult ticket just £40 for 3 nights!

Our story

TADSTOCK Festival in association with CCP, the Transforming Lives Charity together with their music studio initiative STUDIO340, is proud to present its annual festival.

Tadstock is about extending the support and opportunities available to aspiring young musicians, artists, technicians and a myriad of other roles by providing a professional festival experience for everyone to flourish in.

We welcome friends, families and music lovers from all walks of life and location. We give young people, supported by CCP, the opportunity to showcase their musical talent and expand their knowledge and experience in a safe, inspirational and encouraging environment.

Tadstock Festival works to minimise its environmental footprint so all the energy we use comes from renewable sources and we recycle all the waste we can! Tadstock is a not for profit community interest company.


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CCP is a registered charity that exists to transform the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults by preventing homelessness, strengthening families and promoting independence. With a head office in Cheltenham, we currently employ 90 staff, backed up by a team of 190 volunteers, currently delivering services and projects in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire and Dorset.


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Studio340 is a community creative arts venue based in Cheltenham, here to help and develop your musical, technical and artistic talent. We have a fully operational recording studio, rehearsal room and live events space. Studio 340 is available for you to use assisted by industry professionals all within an affordable budget.

The Music Works

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Our mission is to transform lives through music. We’re specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, in learning, and in life. Many young people miss out on making music – particularly those who could benefit the most. We want to put that right. We work with young people to engage them through music, build confidence, self-belief and motivation, and so empower them to improve their life chances.

Stars of Tadstock

Jordan Blackmore - Studio 340 Volunteer

"Tadstock was enjoyable for me because it was the first time I got to properly work at a festival. I mainly do studio work and never really get the chance to experience the other side of music, which is the live side! I also met the live sound engineer and his intern and spoke about the differences between live sound and studio work, which was helpful for me because I would love to look into live sound in the future!"

Sofia Chedas - Community Stage Act

"It was the most special experience in my life! It made me improve my confidence on stage. It also was a great experience for my family, as we’ve never been to a festival before."

Julian Mika - Main Stage Act

"I really enjoyed my time playing at Tadstock festival. Not only because the set up was great and the energy of the whole festival was beautiful, but mainly to see so many young up and coming artists. Artists who share a similar dream performing on stage, with a passion that was so evident. It was inspiring for me personally and I believe it was for everyone else who was there. Better the stage then the streets!"

Griz-O - Community Stage Act

"I enjoyed Tadstock because it was a friendly environment with some artists/organisers I’m already familiar with. Tadstock is the first festival I’ve done so I didn’t know what to expect really but it was a good experience! In addition the community stage setup which I performed on was cool, the tent made it more intimate so it was easier to see the crowd reactions etc."

Buy tickets

All tickets include both a camping and car-park pass for the duration of the festival.

2018 Line-Up

Come and support our work with youth music and see breath-taking young talent and awesome professional artists too.

Details will unfold over time but it will be great - as always!


January 2018

We’re really pleased to have some lovely people who will provide free yoga sessions for everyone, old & young, throughout the weekend,organised and lead by Maysa Marques and Taty Silva. Two experienced yoga teachers from London. In their own words “Yoga is about a connection between your body and mind. It is a practice that accepts everyone and anyone, you just need to want to do it. No experience needed, no flexibility needed, just an open heart to tackle a new experience.”

December 2017

We're offering a 25% discount to our regulars so grab your tickets while you can! Details of discount code will be in the email sent to you. There are various camping areas, some quieter, some less so, parking, toilets, showers, first aid, great musicians, kids entertainment, yoga & mindfullness workshops for all - all included in the price! We'll also have great food and drinks places too.

Melbourne indie orchestra 'Other Animals' were one of the headline acts last year and went down a storm. They did a brilliant workshop for some of the younger musicians as did our other headline act, Brand New Heavies, and there will be more inspiring workshops in 2018. BAAST stole the show closing Sunday night - this was Beth's 3rd Tadstock performance and perhaps the best so far! The band have great potential!

Come and join us celebrating youth music and in return you'll get an amazing long weekend for less than the cost of a campsite!

November 2017

Welcome to our new website! Plans for 2018 are developing well and as you can see here, we're adding some great free extras like family yoga, but don't worry, this will definitely be beginner level. We're also looking to add extra paid session for more advanced folk. When ticket sales start, there'll be a large discount for our loyal supporters so keep your eyes out for an email from us.

August 2017

What a wonderful few days together! The weather was perfect and lazing in the shade of magnificent trees being serenaded by such amazing young talent was truly special! Thanks go first and foremost to all the volunteers who helped make the event work, especially those who helped the children have such a memorable 3-day experience. Thanks to Vinnie & Anja for a great bar, to Sally & Tom for a great cafe, to Tracy for great vegan and veggie food, to Andy for great pizzas, to Ian & John for great sound & light, to Dean for keeping us all well and to Craig for keeping us clean!.



All tickets are non-refundable and non-replaceable. Defaced or damaged tickets or wristbands cannot be accepted. We cannot offer refunds on the basis of inclement weather. Lost tickets will not be replaced, so please take care of them!


The Festival reserves the right to refuse admission or to eject a ticket holder for behaviour likely to cause damage, injury, nuisance or annoyance or for failure to comply with the reasonable requests of the Festival team. Admission is only permitted with a valid ticket. Children aged 16 and under will not be admitted unless accompanied by an adult, and remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult at all times. Accompanying adults must hold a valid ticket.

Some do's & dont's

No dogs (except guide dogs).

No bikes (motorized or pedal).

No kites – this is due to power lines present on the site.

No glass – ie bottles or glasses.

No cooking on the ground. Any BBQs or other cooking appliances must be off the ground so they don’t pose any fire risk.

No smoking inside the marquees. If smoking outside, please dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided.

No bicycles, push scooters, knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, cans, poles or other items that could cause harm to other festival goers, staff or traders.

Recycling stations will be available, please use these to help us be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Safety & Security

CCTV is in use on the site.

Bag checks will be operating at all entrances.

No open fires allowed.

BBQ and other cooking can only be used on a fireboard which can be hired on arrival for £5.

A licensed bar is available. Bar staff will only serve alcohol to those aged 18+. We operate a challenge 25 policy.

The festival has a zero tolerance policy on drugs. No drugs to be brought on site. Anyone found in the possession of drugs will be asked to leave the site and / or the police will be called.

How to find us

TADSTOCK CIC, Kencot Hill Farm, Kencot, Lechlade, GL7 3QY

Special thanks to our supporters

Fred and Marjorie Sainsbury Trust.

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