We’re almost there! Just seven days seperate us from a weekend of fun and adventure at Broughton Hall. These are our top ten reasons why The Magic Loungeabout is such a special festival.
1. Three Epic Headline Acts
Serious first night excitement as Nile Rodgers brings CHIC to the Loungeabout stage for a journey through some of disco’s greatest hits (he should know, he wrote them). Detroit’s Inner City headline Saturday ready for a long night of partying. Then we close with a bang on Sunday with The Charlatans playing their classic ‘Tellin Stories’ album and more hits.
2. Hotel Luxury Under Canvas
The Brook is our most sought after location: hot showers, private flushing toilets, free internet access, in-tent massages, tea & coffee, a dedicated concierge team and free breakfast from our friends at Rude Health, all accompanied by the morning papers. Campervan tickets have sold out so we’ve just added a few more 4m Bell Tents at £325.00 for the weekend (that’s just £27 a night between four).
3. Engage Your Mind, Engage Your Feet
By day the Food For Thought tent is a place to stretch your mind with talks by Stuart Maconie, Jon Ronson, Richard Fox, Pat Long and Bettacultcha. By night its taken over by clubs Pop Til You Drop, Death On The Balcony and Disco Mums for some serious dancefloor fun!
4. Extraordinary Arts
Leave the world behind at the entry gates with a diverse schedule of performance, arts and cinema at the Forest Fringe. We’re particularly excited about lighting up Broughton Hall each night – Friday night may see the biggest disco ball in the country!
5. The Best New, Upcoming And Local Bands
With Summer Camp, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Lucy Rose, Chew Lips, Cashier No9, Lets Buy Happiness, Mary Epworth, Jenny O, The Loose Salute, Shake Tiger Shake, Smoove & Turrell and Juan Zelada; the main stage is more than spoilt for quality. A wealth of upcoming and local talent also feature in the Forest Fringe tent.
6. Fun And Games
Bearded Kitten are back to bring their award winning brand of nonsense, using Yorkshire as inspiration for many new games including Gravy Wrestling, Tea Making, Hay Bale Rolling, Coal Carrying and Flat Cap Throwing. We’ll also be showing the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on a big screen on Friday night in true Lounger style.
7. Your Feet Are In Safe Hands
The “longest running weekly club night in the world” Back To Basics hosts The Super Club til the early hours each night with DJs Dave Beer, Buckley, Chris Duckenfield, PBR Streetgang and Frenchy & Tristian Da Cunha. Get a taste with this exclusive DJ mix from Buckley.
8. Food Glorious Food (And Drink)
A cornucopia of culinary delights! Pop up restaurants, continent covering takeaways, ice cream, bakeries, candy floss, tea and coffee as well as the bar selling our very own Summer Ale supplied by The Leeds Brewery and Monkey Shoulder dishing out whiskey! Check great added value offers (free pizza toppings? Yes please!) on our Facebook page.
Treat yourself to a moment of pure indulgence at the Magic Spa. Our team of experienced, qualified and fully insured therapists have chosen a range of special treatments from around the globe so you can experience the best of alternative healing and rejuvenation in our oasis of calm, by the brook. An experience that will help make your weekend something extra special.
10. It’s In Yorkshire!
Yorkshire is truly a beautiful place to hold our festival. If you need a reminder check out Welcome to Yorkshire’s excellent Pintrest board. Maybe you’ve seen us soaking up the sights in our MINI over the past month?
Last Minute Check
• Watch our three days of music in three minutes audio/visual mix
• Read our programme The Magic Times
• Listen to our festival Spotify playlist
• Read our FAQ which contains the answers to many common queries
• Scan our interactive poster to investigate the line up further
• Read tips for camping at festivals
• Follow happenings during the festival at @magicloungehq