What you need to know!!

The following information is for Tannerfest newcomers and regulars alike so please take time to have a read..., then you can’t say we didn’t tell you so!

Arriving at Tannerfest

As the festival site is a working farm arrival times are restricted to 5:30pm-8:30pm for those wishing to camp on the Friday 11th July and from 10:30am onwards Saturday 12th July. Please do not turn up outside of these hours as you will not get in!

Please have your tickets ready on arrival to ensure we can get you in as quickly as possible. As some of you know the entrance is on the brow of a hill and we don’t want any incidents due to Glastonbury style tail backs ;)

If the weather stays dry day parking will be available on the field directly opposite the main entrance. Our stewards will advise you on arrival if this is the case.

Parking space will be limited if the weather’s wet so where possible please try to share a lift.


The ‘camping’ field is normally home to cows and sheep and is no bowling green! Please wear suitable footwear. Although the majority of the festival site is hard-standing the campsite is quite uneven and can get a little boggy in inclement weather.

Camper vans are welcome and hopefully if the main field is dry you’ll be able to camp alongside the mere tent dwellers. If it is a little damp we have quite a bit of hard-standing and our friendly steward will be on hand to get you parked up safely.

It can get quite dark up at the farm some nights so please bring a torch if you’re a bit of a midnight rambler as there is no lighting around the camp site area

Dogs are more than welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.

We are quite lenient on small fires but if it’s as dry as it was last year we’ve just got to say no…..sorry.

Food and drink

Tannerfest is of course legendary for its £1 a pint real ale but we do also offer a small range of other beverages at affordable prices including lager, cider, wine and soft drinks. Of course, you are more than welcome to bring your own but most of the money we make for charity comes from behind the bar so we’ll hopefully see you propping it up at some point.

Food will be provided by our regular caterers; Mrs Whitedogs Café providing splendid veggie cuisine and marvellous cakes (as recommended by Kozmik Ken) and Mehmet’s Burger Van providing what have been described as ‘the best burgers ever’ (Hill, 2012).

General information

Tannerfest is held on a farm and for any body who has seen Apaches you will know what dangerous places they can be. If you haven’t seen it you can watch it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0GyRz_lOQA Remember kids, stay safe!

Recycling bins are available around the site and you will be provided with a bin bag for general litter. Please respect the land and leave it as you found it, thank you.

We are lucky to be able to hold this event at this beautiful location and that is thanks to Farmer Dave (Tanner) and his family. They live here too so please respect their hospitality and in courtesy to them and other campers please keep late night noise to a minimum.

We hope you enjoy the festival but we always welcome your comments and suggestions to help improve the event. This year we will be leaving some comments slips on the bar so please do tell us what you think. If you have any other queries please drop us a line at info@tannerfest.com or on Facebook.

Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

T-shirt sales have now ceased!!

Many thanks to all of you who bought one of our 2014 shirts.

We are sure you will all look magnificent!

All Tickets Sold Out!!

All the tickets have now gone. A remarkable achievement, I am sure you will agree!

If you have any enquiries at all please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via e-mail or visit our Facebook page. A million thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket!!

To campervan or not to campervan?

...that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer; Or to bring thine campervan to Tannerfest?

We have had a few enquiries from those with campervans asking whether they can be accomodated at Tannerfest. The answer is yes, but the area in which they will situated will be is dependant on the good old British weather. We are of course hoping we have a lovely sunny day like last year! We will keep you updated on here, Twitter and Facebook regarding such matters as Tannerfest 2014 draws nearer!

2014 Line-Up!!

12:30 – 13:15 Black Max and the Pirates

13:45 - 14:30 The Roz Bruce Infusion

15:00 - 15:50 Electric Cake Salad

16:15 - 17:00 Spucktute

17:30 - 18:15 Deviant Amps

18:45 - 19:35 Strange folk

20:00 - 20:50 Babal (formerly Babble)

21:20 - 22:10 Spirits of the Earth

22:40 - 23:40 Paradise 9

Click here for some info on the artists

Christmas cheer!!

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It is almost as exciting as waiting for Father Christmas to come down your chimney - but you are going to have to wait until Christmas Day when we will be announcing our fantastic line-up for Tannerfest 2014!! We spoil you.

Mail News - 30/9/13 part 2 (the boring bit!)

Please note: Microsoft and AOL do not seem to like having our registration e-mails sent to your Hotmail, Outlook, or AOL email addresses (there may be others). If you do register and don't receive an e-mail within 5 minutes, or it is not in your junk/spam folder (the cheek!!!) ... the chances are you won't get one!

Let us know on Facebook or e-mail us at webproblems@tannerfest.com if you register and do not get an e-mail. Strangely.....Yahoo, googlemail, gmail, ntl, virgin, btinternet addresses all work fine. We are looking in to this and hope to rectify the problem soon. It seems that at least some of the illuminati are paranoid..... keep watching the skys chaps ;)

News - 30/9/13

Last day of Semptember!!! Justin released some great news yesterday evening. At Tannerfest 2014 we will be having an acoustic stage hosted by none other than the great and now throughly accomplished Wildfire Sessions! Wildfire Sessions is headed up by none other than 2012 Tannerfest performer Stevie Jones. Stevie is of course an accomplished musician in his own right with many years under his belt.Wildfire Sessions logoHe and his team work really hard to bring great live acts to venues all over Northants and Leicestershire.image of Stevie JonesWe are so looking forward to working with them. We just know you are gonna love it!

You can also visit the Wildfire Sessions website at - www.wildfiresessions.com.

And to top of the news, performing on our new Acoustic stage will be Tannerfest favourites Tanglemist!! We are over the moon to have Andi and Julia back for 2014 (and who knows maybe Kozmik Ken will join them on percussion???)

News - 24/9/13

Tickets now available to buy through this website!

Click here to buy

Camping update

By popular request (by at least three people) we are pleased to announce camping will be available from Friday evening. image of a bearWe have consulted with the furry residents of the field, and following your respectful treatment of their home in 2013 they are more than happy for you to come and stay for an extra night at Tannerfest 2014.

Tannerfest 2014 Date Announced!

Put the 12th. July 2014 in your diary.

Tickets will be available via this website. We will announce when tickets will be on sale so keep them peeled!

Thank you!!

Many thanks to you all for making Tannerfest 2013 such a magnificant success. Well over £800 was raised for charity. We are now planning for 2014. We will ensure it will be even better!


There are a few new ideas for 2014 floating around in the ether. We will keep you up to date with developments. We have had some great suggestions and hope to implement them in order to make your time at Tannerfest even more enjoyable!