Just So Festival, Britain’s leading outdoor arts festival for families, will celebrate ten years of ground-breaking family art and performance in August 2019 by offering free weekend tickets to ten year olds.
The Just So Festival is an annual, weekend-long camping festival for children and their families. The festival aims to provide ‘a magical experience where art, music and literature are embedded in a patchwork landscape of ancient woodland, meadowland and lake-side space. Whilst on-site, families experience musical, theatrical, and visual performances, as well as workshops and installations, within the safe, natural and historic setting of the Rode Hall Estate.
Festival co-creator Sarah Bird explains: “Every year at Just So we’re amazed by the creativity and enthusiasm of the families that attend our festival. Just So 2019 will be a celebration of all the amazing art and performance that we’ve hosted over the last decade, and of the amazing community of festival goers that have brought Just So to life year after year. Next year’s festival promises to be our most ambitious and thrilling to date. These free tickets are just one of the ways we intend to reward our brilliant audience.”
The 9th Just So took place last weekend and was the most well attended event in the festival’s history. Audience members enjoyed a wide offering of astonishing outdoor arts, music and theatre. Families, many of them dressed as members of the festival’s seven animal ‘tribes’, took part in the annual lantern parade before watching high-wire tightrope walking by the incredible Bullzini Family. Adults and children danced till the early hours at the neon lit Flamingo lounge, took part in the famous Just So Festival pillow fight and the very bravest tried their luck racing across the ‘custard catwalk’.
Sarah Bird added: “2018 has been our most ambitious, innovative year to date. But the stuff we have planned for 2019 is like nothing we’ve ever done before. We can’t wait to show you all the brilliant new things we have in store for you.”
Families planning to come to Just So 2019 are being advised to buy tickets earlier than usual, with the 2018 edition selling at a record rate for the 5000 capacity event.
Early bird tickets for Just So Festival 2019 (16/17/18 August, Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire) are on sale from Friday 24 August at justsofestival.org.uk at special early bird prices. 10 year olds and under 3s free.