So Hippy Horror is less than a week away and boy, oh, boy are we excited??? The marquee is going in tomorrow, the stage will be erected (teehee) on Wednesday and the sound rig is going in on Thursday so we are busy busy bees right about now. And yet, we still thought we'd set aside time to fill you in on our latest updates and man we've really out-done ourselves this time! Here's just a little flavour of what is in store for this weekend...
Obviously with it being Halloween (and Halloween being one of our favorite times of the year...) it would only be fair if we reward those of you Hippy Shakers with a few treats in exchange for dressing up nice and creepy for us. Some of the best sounding costumes include Zombie Barbie, V for Vendetta and even a giant penis (SUPER SCARY). Select bands will be throwing sweeties into the audience so look alive (or dead, depending on your costume) and collect the goods that will rot your teeth :) Furthermore, throughout the weekend, we'll be having different mini-competitions and games in which you can win a variety of sweet snacks. Nomgobble.
BBC Radio Stoke AND Radical's Rising All At One Festival???
That's right, you heard it! BBC Stoke's BBC Introducing show will be recorded live from Hippy Horror, so if you're lucky (and not too horrifically dog-face wasted) you may be chosen for an interview with the lovely presenter Rob Adcock on the Friday night. As if that isn't good enough, you'll be entertained by Six Towns' own Lee Barber in between bands. The Radical's Rising show will be recorded live from the festival on the Sunday, so practice your radio voice and GET INVOLVED.
The Joe Gilligan Trust Campfire
We're not completely delusional... we know that October evenings are generally a little nippy. Never fear, we've thought ahead and set up a campfire area, complete with acoustic musicians, hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows, which will be ready and waiting for you at 2am when the marquee closes for the night. What do we want in return for this treat? Just a £2 donation which will go straight into the deserving pocket of the Joe Gilligan Trust. If you don't know much about this charity, all you need to know is that it supports youngsters suffering with cancer and young musicians like those who will be performing on our stage all weekend. The Joe Gilligan Trust Campfire will accommodate just 50 people per night and will be burning on Friday and Saturday. To purchase your tickets for the JGTC just ask in the Control Tent when you pick up your wristbands and they'll get you sorted.
What are you going as? Which band are you most excited about? How dog-face wasted will you be on a scale of 1 to passedoutbesidethestage?
TICKETS ARE SELLING OUT FAST SO MAKE SURE YOU HEAD INTO THE HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE COMPANY IN NEWCASTLE, HANLEY OR STAFFORD, MUSIC MANIA, OR HARASS THE BANDS AND GET YOURS NOW. £6 FOR FRIDAY NIGHT INCLUDING CAMPING, £14 FOR SATURDAY OR SUNDAY DAY-PASS INCLUDING CAMPING AND JUST £26 FOR A THREE-DAY CAMPING TICKET.
Love and shakes...
The Hippy Hippy Shake Company