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Blissfields to host new Blisscamp festival

Award-winning festival Blissfields will take a break in 2018 to host the 2,000 capacity Blisscamp in July. The micro event will see Gold Panda headline a festival for the first time with Slamboree and Dub Pistols also set to play across five stages.

Blisscamp will run from Thursday, July 5th to Sunday, July 8th with a fire burning at its centre for the duration, building up to a fire show spectacular. Around the fire, artist Q&As, storytelling and action camps will compliment The Outpost - an American desert-inspired main stage.

Spiralling outwards, The Bay will house a sandy installation programmed as a hangout to laze, haze and misbehave while The Arcade - Blissfields’ infamous dome reimagined for Blisscamp - will be filled with the biggest beats and carnival-like distraction.

Winner of the Association of Independent Festival’s “Most Unique Arena” award, The Hidden Hedge represents a twisted window into the soul of Blisscamp with its now-trademark Boeing 747 cockpit converted into an image-mapped video DJ booth.

Acts confirmed to play so far also include A Skillz, Aktive, BMotion, Featurecast, Ghetto Funk Allstars, Hillsdom, JFB, Kioko. Loko, Norman Jay MBE, Octo Pi, Profit, Skata Tones, Silent Disco, Too Many T’s, Toronto Is Broken and Viper Recordings Takeover.

Alongside Shambala, Blisscamp is one of only two UK festivals to have a zero waste to landfill claim, and this year will not be carrying any single-use plastic. Also new for Blisscamp, the arena and campsites will be joined so attendees can live and party as one.

For adult weekend tickets priced from £105 and details go to blissfields.co.uk.

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