Once Upon A Time In The West

Once Upon A Time In The WestOnce Upon A Time In The West

Near Trowbridge Wiltshire

14 – 17 July 2016

Once Upon A Time In The West is back for its third year and presents a line-up that many bigger festivals would be proud of.

Once Upon A Time In The West is one of the many small to medium size festivals that have sprung up across the country over the last few years.  This year presents the third edition of a lovely little festival, set in a stunningly beautiful part of the country and providing a quality weekend’s entertainment for the cost of a night on the beer and a take-away curry.

It may be a fairly new festival but the team behind Once Upon A Time In The West have many years of festival experience behind them having been involved in a host of big name events.

A glance at the festival line-up page shows that you will be entertained by the likes of Urban Voodoo Machine, The Destroyers and the irrepressible Funke and the Two Tone Baby, to name just a few.  The festival provides a sterling service in allowing the lesser know bands who grace the grassroots circuit a stage on which to showcase their talents.  Granted you may not know all of the bands but when do you ever?

The real joy of Once Upon A Time In The West is the opportunity to hang out with great mates listening to quality music in a very relaxed atmosphere.  Make no mistake you won’t be shelling out £5 for  a pint of warm Tuborg lager here.  instead you can feast your tastebuds on a wide range of reasonably priced local beers and ciders.  Hurrah for cider in the sun!

The line-up at Once Upon A Time In The West is a joy and you will have plenty of opportunity to check out everything from Americana to Whiskey soaked Gypsy Punk.  The emphasis is on music that will get you on your feet and moving, whats not to like about that.

Once Upon a Time In The West only charges £65 quid for the weekend with a £15 charge for live-in vehicles.  So a pair of tickets and a camper van pass will cost you roughly what I shelled out for a van pass at Download a few weeks back.  Makes you think doesn’t it.  Just to add to the celebration the festival coincides with the schools breaking up so grab your kids (or someone else’s kids) and head for a fun packed weekend in rural Wiltshire.  I am assured that the organisers have arranged for a sunny weekend too!

Tickets are still available from here.


Once Upon A Time In The West is on the Internet here:  They are also on Facebook and Tweet as @outwestfestival

Words And Photographs by Alan Ewart: you can follow Alan on Twitter at @soundofmysummer or on the internet at soundofsummer.org and you can read more posts by Alan at his author’s archive

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