Wednesday, 14 March 2012

News: Retro Festival 2012 at White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berkshire - August 10th-12th

There is a hot vintage festival kid on the block called Retro Festival (no relation…!). The line up has been announced and tickets are now on sale. The event will be held at White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berkshire from the 10th to the 12th August 2012.

The Festival promises an authentic experience including three live music and entertainment stages, some of the very best acts in UK vintage and Rock 'n' Roll, hundreds of classic and vintage cars, caravans, military vehicles and steam engines, plus live flying displays and The Wall of Death.

There will be a large selection of vintage traders selling some of the very best the UK has to offer in vintage and Rock ‘n’ Roll clothing and home wear, craft sellers, artisans and local produce sellers. Retro Festival 2012 will attract a wonderful mix of vintage lovers, Forties enthusiasts, Rockabillys, Mods, Hepcats, Lindy-hoppers, Boppers and Jivers as well as the general public along with hundreds of classic and vintage automobile owners and enthusiasts. 

There will be three stages including a homage to the Ricky Tick, the famous and influential 1960s Rhythm & Blues club which was host to many culturally important acts such as The Rolling Stones, The Who and Georgie Fame. Each stage will feature a full line up of exciting acts over 3 days and nights with music that has been carefully selected and curated by experts in this area including Molly Marriott, daughter of Steve Marriott of The Small Faces and Martin Fuggles the original Ricky Tick DJ. Martin played vinyl on decks placed inside a converted “Golden Piano” which will be remembered by Ricky Tick Fans and recreated for the event. Confirmed Acts include The Jim Jones Revue, The Jets and original Ricky Tick regular Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band.

Tickets are now on sale HERE with weekend tickets priced at £50 for adults and £34 for young adults between 12-16 years.  A family camping pitch costs only £30 for up to 6 people, children up to and including 11 years old go free and day tickets are also available.

White Waltham Airfield, Waltham Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 3NJ - Tel: 01628 823 272

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