Going out | Sophie Ellis-Bextor to headline at Bristol's Valley Fest

Get ready for hedge-to-hedge Somerset sparkle and plenty of nonsense with a spectacular soundtrack

The silver-sequinned Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be performing at this year’s Valley Fest (replacing Goldfrapp, who will no longer be performing).

Many will have seenSophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Discos where she performed at home during lockdown. They were watched by 40 million around the world. At Valley Fest, she’ll be playing all her hits, as well as those from her Top 10 UK album ‘Songs From The Kitchen Disco’.

Luke Hasell, Valley Fest Founder says: “Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Discos were a big hit in our house and we are beyond excited that she’s heard the call to get on my land. Disco divas, get your glamourous glad rags ready for a very special Sunday night!

“We realise this will be disappointing for Goldfrapp fans – of which I am a huge one – but we hope to see them back another year.”

Big name line-up

Now in its sixth year, Valley Fest’s line-up has always included some big names as well as plenty of rising stars. For 2021, My BABY, The Allergies, The Blockheads, The Snuts, Toploader, The Cuban Brothers, Beans on Toast and Oh My God! It’s the Church are on the bill.

Going out | Sophie Ellis-Bextor to headline at Bristol's Valley Fest

There is much food for thought and much thoughtful food on offer at Valley Fest. You can join in with BBQs, feasts, street food, chef demonstrations and panel discussions.

The region’s culinary heroes and heroines will be cooking up a storm day and night. Owner of the Michelin-starred Pony and Trap, Josh Eggleton, together with Rob Howell, head chef of Root, a Bib Gourmand award winner, will be behind some of the feasts, with more names to be announced.

Perfect for families

Valley Fest takes place in one large meadow, making it perfect for first-time festival goers and families of all ages. In fact, part of Valley Fest’s appeal is the lazy lakeside vibe.

The rest of the year it’s an organic farm so looking after the land is part of its DNA. Whether that’s through talks on soil health, wildlife-friendly gardening, farm tours or via panel discussions on regenerative farming, there is a host of fascinating and progressive topics to choose from.

Edged by the rolling Mendip hills, Chew Valley Lake provides the sparkling backdrop.

The event takes place between 30 July and 1 August.

Adult weekend tickets are £175 (plus booking fee) and can be bought in instalments to spread the payment from www.valleyfest.co.uk.

Should the event not go ahead, ticket holders, will be offered a rollover to 2022 or refunded.

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