Event

  • Dummy August 24th, 2018

    TWINWOOD FESTIVAL 24th-27th AUGUST 2018

    Twinwood Arena

    Find some Like It Holy's Shop in the Big Red and white Marquee in the Main Arena next to the Main stage the festival's focal point taking you through a musical journey from the 1920s to the favourites of the 1940s and 1950s, and ending in the early 1960s.

    Surrounded by woodland, the beautiful grass banked arena is the perfect place to sit with a picnic or just take everything in from the elevated decked bar area.

    There are two dance floors, undercover viewing boxes and marquees, as well as traders and food vendors.

    The Control Tower Stage

    The Control Tower stage boasts three days of toe-tapping Rock ‘n’ Roll from the best live bands around. Hosted by Strollin' Steve and Galaxie Bob - and with a large undercover dance floor - this is the place for jiving.

    After the Rock 'n' Roll during the day, on the Saturday and Sunday evenings the stage will go back even further in time to host top Swing bands, playing the classic and endlessly danceable Swing Jazz of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

    The area also houses a large undercover seating area, traders, a bar and food vendors. The Colonial Club

    This venue features the very best in 1930s and 1940s entertainment. In the daytime you can take a seat at one of the many tables and enjoy tea, coffee, sandwiches, cake and hot food or learn some moves in one of our dance workshops, hosted by The Melody Man.

    In the evening, this huge themed marquee offers a superb array of live acts well into the early hours, all hosted by the dynamic Dusty Limits. The Colonial Club also hosts the finals for the Mr and Miss Vintage UK competition during the Sunday of the festival.

    The Colonial Club is home to a very popular food court that hosts a carvery during the day where you can enjoy classic British roast dinners and also vegetarian options. During the evening, the area will be serving an Indian and Chinese buffet. The food court has its own large dedicated seating area.

    Le Monde Électrique

    Set in a clearing in the woods and festooned with multi-coloured Chinese lanterns, this outdoor glade comes alive at night with live bands in a number of energetic genres. Expect some Rockabilly, Garage Rock, Electro Swing and more - certainly not one to be missed for all party animals!

    Moonshine Glade

    Our newest daytime stage brings you the lively sounds of American roots music with Bluegrass, Country and Folk! You will find this festival gem tucked away in a wooded area just off the Woodland Walk.

    We have a full band line-up of old-timey Americana to be announced soon, so watch this space!

    The Liberty Stage

    This stage showcases the traditional 1940s Twinwood spirit. Featuring both solo acts and much-loved singing trios, the stage is a great place to sit and relax or have a little dance to some of your favourite songs. This small stage is found en-route to the Control Tower end of the site.

    The Nag's Head

    The Nag's Head is Twinwood Festival's very own pub, complete with three locally brewed real ales, a range of ciders and lots of rustic charm, it's just a short stroll from the Arena along the Woodland Walk. Pop along on Saturday and Sunday night and you might even get a good old fashioned sing-a-long. The Casablanca Club

    Open on Saturday and Sunday evenings, this Moroccan-style club takes you back to the 1940s in French occupied Casablanca, complete with authentic bellydancing! Think Humphery Bogart and Ingrid Bergman at Rick’s Café.

    Le Café de Bois de Jumeau

    This venue offers authentic period French & European entertainment on Saturday and Sunday night in this beautifully themed and decorated venue. This is a chance to see superb artists singing in many languages in an intimate setting. The Dance Marquee Ever wanted to learn to dance? Well now’s your chance as this venue offers many different vintage-style dance lessons taught daily by an array of experienced instructors on a massive sprung dance floor. See the programme for full class details.

    Then at night, Strollin' Steve takes over to host a Rock 'n' Roll extravaganza, finishing only when the last couple drops! The Hangar and Officer's Mess Bar

    This intimate and atmospheric venue is part of the original RAF Twinwood and retains much of that history today. The Officer's Mess Bar is straight out of the 1940s with many period features preserved and on display, and it offers a wide range of drinks in an authentic setting.

    Meanwhile, next door The Hangar offers a great dance floor where daily dance classes are taught by some of the very best instructors, followed by an evening of sizzling 1940s music to keep you dancing 'til late into the night! The Tin Hat Club

    The Tin Hat Club boasts a superb wooden sprung dance floor and during the daytime hosts our regular intermediate dance classes taught by the very best swing dance instructors, to top 1930s and 40s tunes. Then at night the venue comes to life as a 1960s disco full of the Mod and Rock sounds of the "British Invasion", the Surf sound of the US, and more!

    The Soulshack

    This nightclub-style venue offers original Soul favourites from the early 60s, and a sprinkling of Northern Soul for good measure from some fantastic DJ’s with sets that keep the dance floor packed until the early hours!

  • Dummy June 14th, 2018

    Barnes Fair

  • Vintage Nostalgia June 1st, 2018

    Vintage Nostalgia

    The Vintage Nostalgia Festival is a hidden gem in the heart of the Wylye valley....."sssh don't tell everyone!" The event focuses on the past and celebrates all that was great from before the turn of the century up to the 1980's. So whatever your interest, Vintage/classic cars, Veteran Cycles, Vintage Fashion, antiques, rusty automobila, dance and music, There is something for everyone at VNF whether your 8 or 80! With Live bands, Ringwood fine Ale bar, cocktail bar and dance troupe, Vintage Village and traditional children's entertainment its not to be missed! The festival is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts and is a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends in beautiful surroundings. We hope to see you at the 2018 event.
  • Haworth 1940s Weekend May 19th, 2018

    Haworth 1940s Weekend

    Find us in the carpark near the Bronte house for this great weekend of 1940s Music, Dance and great vintage clothing. The whole Town gets involved , .
  • Festival of Vintage York April 21st, 2018

    Festival of Vintage York

    Established in 2011, the Festival of Vintage (FOV) as we like to call it has grown into one of the UK's best loved Vintage Festivals. Our yearly festival takes place at York Racecourse and 2018 dates are 21st & 22nd April Vintage Fashion is a very big part of the festival. From the fantastic selection authentic original fashion traders we hand pick to sell to the top quality Vintage-inspired brands we showcase and the talks and fashion parades we have to inspire and inform. We have different stages at our Festival to cover different eras and genres of music. Enjoy a great line up live music both days from various top quality acts. Dancers are very welcome. More acts being added for the next few weeks