Photo Credit Lena Willoch Forselius 2023
DRUM AND BASS LEGEND GOLDIE JOINS THE LINE-UP AT BUCKINGHAMSHIRE’S STOWAWAY FESTIVAL
AS ROY AYERS SADLY HAS TO CANCEL HIS REMAINING EUROPEAN SHOWS DUE TO ILL-HEALTH
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE FESTIVAL SET IN ANCIENT WOODLANDS WITH LAKES RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND EDITION
AUGUST 18th – 20th 2023, STOWE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
“Holding court in a bucolic lake-side site, it’s all about small stages, hidden woodland parties, mellow relaxation, comedy, seriously good feasting and it’s kid-friendly… we love it.” Muddy Stilettos
“The majestic Kid’s Kingdom boasts a roller disco, tree climbing, a vintage funfair, paddleboarding, circus workshops and a host of hyperactive entertainers in glitter and faux fur who’ll take your children off your hands.” The Guardian
“This hidden gem embraces the essence of togetherness, inviting festivalgoers to forge connections and create lasting memories.” UKF, ‘Five Independent Festivals to Check Out’
Drum and bass pioneer Goldie has joined the line-up for the second edition of Buckinghamshire’s Stowaway Festival as the Saturday night headliner on August 19th. This follows the sad news that the legendary Roy Ayers has had to cancel his remaining European shows and will no longer be performing at this year’s Stowaway.
A message from Roy Ayers: “Hello to all my fans. Unfortunately, due to health complications stemming from a recent bout with Covid-19, I will be cancelling upcoming performances for 2023. We had high hopes I would recover in time, but all parties involved believe this is the best course of action for now. Once I have had proper time to heal and move past this, I will be looking to get back to work.”
Comment Stowaway HQ: “We’ll hope you join us in sending Roy all our love and wishing him the speediest of recoveries. Every cloud has a GOLD lining and with this sad news comes a new announcement – we’re super excited to announce that drum and bass legend, Goldie is your new Saturday headliner! Goldie’s career spans decades, so prepare to be taken on a journey through the diverse realms of drum and bass – we can’t wait!”
An emerging festival for ‘true ravers, new ravers and little ravers’, Stowaway seeks to deliver the perfect weekend antidote to the trappings of the modern world. This year’s music line-up includes the performers & DJs (billed A-Z): Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Crazy P Soundsystem, Dan Shake, David Rodigan, Eats Everything, Easy Star All Stars, Goldie, House Gospel Choir, Irvine Welsh, Jamz Supernova, Joe Goddard, Little Dragon, Todd Edwards, Tom Ravenscroft plus many, many more. The Comedy Stage will be headlined by one of Britain’s biggest and best-loved comedy stars, Jack Dee, who will be joined by Lou Sanders and Jessica Fostekew, plus many more to be announced.
Stowaway also offers wild swimming and canoeing, wellness & relaxation, kid’s activities (all included in the ticket price), a woodland spa, and artisan food will be available from Seven Lucky Gods, Yardbirds, The Patty Freaks, La Cantina, La Levantina, Enak, Kebab Kartel, Filili Eats, La Pizzeria, Raw Boys Oysters, Lola’s Ices, Los Churros Amigos, The Bourneville Waffle Co. & Carnival Coffee. There will be craft ales from Cornwall’s Harbour Brewing Co, Stanford Devon Red Cider and Saxby’s Cider, Liberation Cocktails, Warners Gins, Hard Seltzer, excellent wine & spirit offerings and plenty of no & low alcohol options.
Made by friends, for friends, and truly independent, Stowaway is a secret world for you to discover. Tickets with camping offer remarkable value starting from £144.
Says Stowaway festival founder Duncan Wheeler: “With Stowaway we want to take it all back to what the essence of what a festival should be about; joy, freedom, and good vibes. We don’t want to rip people off so we keep our ticket prices reasonable and make the kids’ activities free on site. I honestly can’t wait to welcome old and new friends to this very special place.”
Watch the Stowaway Festival 2022 ‘Aftermovie’ here
Official website: Stowaway Festival
STOWAWAY FESTIVAL 2023
MUSIC LINE-UP (BILLED A-Z):
COLLEEN ‘COSMO’ MURPHY, CRAZY P SOUNDSYSTEM, DAN SHAKE, DAVID RODIGAN, EATS EVERYTHING, EASY STAR ALL STARS,
GOLDIE, HOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR, IRVINE WELSH, JAMZ SUPERNOVA, JOE GODDARD, LITTLE DRAGON, TODD EDWARDS,
TOM RAVENSCROFT PLUS MANY, MANY MORE.
JACK DEE (HEADLINER) + LOU SANDERS, JESSICA FOSTEKEW,
SCOTT BENNETT, SALLY-ANNE HAYWARD & MORE TBA