The 2017 Cricklade Festival Schedule….

Here is when, where and what you can expect to see at this year’s Cricklade Festival.  Note that timings may vary on the day, but we will  our best…..

As well as the main stage entertainment (see below) there will be the usual array of food outlets, stalls and charity groups selling a variety of interesting things up and down the High Street.

Main Stage Schedule

11:00 Fancy Dress Parade
11:15 Welcome by Tony M
11:25 Fretless & Friends
12:05 Stretch People
12:25 Graffiti Classics
13:10 The Great Gatsby Dancers
13:30 Christian Lee
13:55 The Great Gatsby Dancers
14:20 Stretch People
14:40 Christian Lee
15:00 The Great Gatsby Dancers
15:20 Stretch People
15:40 Graffiti Classics

And here’s what you can see on the Street Stage, just by the Jubilee Clock.

11:30 Cricklade Band
12:15 Lords of Strut
13:15 Stretch People
13:30 The Chippenham Morris Men
14:05 Lords of Strut
15:00 The Chippenham Morris Men

Timings are subject to change on the day so check at the festival info desk to be sure you don’t miss anything.

What’s On The Festival Field….

As always, we try to ensure that there is plenty of entertainment for ALL the family at the Cricklade Festival.  When the sun is shining and you need to sit down with an ice cream, a cream tea, or a slush puppy, what better place to be than in the surroundings of the St Sampson’s Primary School field.  Here are some of the attractions that you will find there:

A Dragon’s Tale Puppet Show

A Dragon’s Tale is a marvellous puppet show with stories of dragons, fish and magic.  It’s a show for all the family with laughter and loads of entertainment. There will be two performances in the marquee on the Festival Field at 11.30am and 2pm. And after each show they will be running puppet workshops so that you can learn how to create your very own dragon puppet.

Ninja Tots

Ninja Tots is a martial arts group especially for young children. With classes for all ages from two upwards, they are great fun to watch and even more fun to have a go.  They will be performing on the Field at 2pm and 2.45pm.

Music Workshop

Music Alive is a wonderful charity providing access to musical activities for disabled people.  Based in Highworth, they offer creative music-making sessions helping people to live more fulfilled and integrated lives. This year you will be able to hear them perform in the Music Marquee, but also be able to join them for a workshop session at 12pm.  And at 1.15pm, the wonderful Graffiti Classics will also be running a musical workshop.

Wildlife Corner

Look out for the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust stall where they will be running various activities for children including environmentally themed crafts.  And also, check out the Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre stall where you will find lots of animal themed activities.

Other Attractions

The field is always a fun, family-oriented place to be, buzzing with activity and things to do.  Look out for the Cricklade Country Market, Go Karts, fairground rides, bouncy castles and loads of other fun and games.  Or maybe test your aim with the Medieval Longbows.

The use of the school field is only made possible by the kind consent of the governors at St Sampson’s Primary School.  Please respect the environment by minimising litter – refuse bins are provided.  Note also please that the field is a no-smoking zone and dogs are not allowed.  Many thanks for your co-operation.

The Music Marquee
This year we have some fantastic acts for you to enjoy in the summer sunshine. Bring a blanket or camping chair and relax …
Here is what you can expect to see:
11:30 The Big Brunch Band
12:45 Fretless & Friends
13:30 Chloe Marie
14:10 Fretless & Friends
14:55 Chloe Marie
15:30 Music Alive