Mucky Weekender Music Festival : great bill announced for Dub Pistols September festivalMucky Weekender Music Festival 

Fri 10th and Sat 11th September 2021 

An Indian summer, Ibizan Vibes and Amazing Music! cMucky Weekender Music festival – curated by Dub Pistols’ legendary frontman Barry Ashworth – returns for its second year this September, to a stunning new location set within 28 acres of private parkland near Winchester. 

The festival is named after one of Dub Pistols’ biggest and best selling singles, Mucky Weekend. The band decided to create and host their own festival in 2019, using it as a way to connect with their fans, The Pistolero family, and showcase both established and new musical artists over the two days. 

Barry Ashworth says, “Everyone’s a star at Mucky Weekender. I’m a strong believer that the crowd are just as important as the performers. Everyone has a smile on their face and are full of love. It’s the kind of festival you could go to alone and leave with 1000 new friends. We are really excited to host this event and can’t wait to put a smile back on peoples’ faces”. 

World class DJs and live performers have been carefully curated to maximise the party vibe, with some of the best music, past, present and future. Stages will feature Happy Mondays icon and indie national treasure Bez, bringing his ‘Bez’s Acid House Party’, Tom Findlay, one half of the chart topping electronic music duo Groove Armada, Terry Farley, The Prodigy’s Leeroy Thornhill, Krafty Kuts, The Clash/BAD’s Don Letts, First Lady of dance music Lisa Loud and leading Balearic dj Nancy Noise, plus many more. 

The main stage has live performances from festival hosts Dub Pistols, the 9 piece ‘Gentlemen’s Dub Club’ performing their new album, electronic music group Freestylers and festival favourites The Cuban Brothers and hotly tipped newcomer Lula Franks, amongst others. 

The new site in Winchester could not be more beautiful, set in 28 acres of private parkland and stunning countryside. Says Barry, ‘our ethos is very much one of ‘leave no trace’, and judging by our first year it’s an ethos the crowd fully embrace too. Our last site was left cleaner on departure than when we entered it.’ 

This philosophy has continued when considering how to keep the site COVID safe, without compromising the relaxed and free spirited atmosphere of the festival. The organisers have taken the decision to limit the festival to 3000 ( 60% of capacity) in order to help revellers maintain social distancing. 

In addition, other precautions have been taken, including walk through scanners to avoid physical contact on entry. Great care has been taken to install top quality facilities, including 5 star food outlets and posh showers & loos, which will be cleaned regularly by a dedicated team operating onsite throughout the festival. The big top will be open-sided to make free movement and social distancing easier, and the bar will operate a oneway system designed for safeguarding. 

Whilst soaking up the atmosphere Mucky Weekenders will also be treated to an array of street performers, including magic, comedy and an extra special art installation nestled in the woods called “The Shack”, created especially for the festival by Arlen Figgis, son of renowned British director Mike Figgis. 

For further information and high res images please contact; Jayne Houghton – Jayne@excesspress.co.uk / 07767 304 730 

Fiona Fyfe – fiona@excesspress.co.uk / 078 5555 1876 

More Mucky Weekender Music Festival information: 

For The full Mucky Weekender program and all the latest news and updates visit Home – Mucky Weekender (mucky-weekender.co.uk) 

Facebook /mucky-weekender 

Twitter @muckyweekender 

Instagram /muckyweekender 

Address: The Mucky Weekender Music Festival, Vicarage Farm, Winchester 

Capacity: 3000 (running at 60% capacity in order to ensure good social distancing) 

Ages: 18 and over, including 16+ when accompanied by an adult. 

Ticket Price: £120.00 (Parking is an additional £10.) 

Tickets are available from: Tickets – Mucky Weekender (mucky-weekender.co.uk) 

Camping and use of all the facilities is included within the ticket price of £120 so Mucky Weekenders can bring their own tent and pitch up anywhere within the beautiful site (within reason….no camping allowed on the main stage!) or guests can treat themselves to an upgrade and hire a luxury fully furnished bell tent, various sizes and prices. 

Mucky Weekender will, once again, be supporting the local charity “Tonic Music For Mental Health”. Organiser Barry Ashworth is patron to the charity designed to raise mental health awareness, challenge stigma and promote mental wellbeing through music and the arts. A charity who already have a proud history and have helped many isolated and vulnerable people in the community. When purchasing a ticket to Mucky Weekender there is an optional chance to contribute to this well deserved organisation. www.tonicmusic.co.uk 

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