Fantasy Forest Festival at Sudeley Castle
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Fantasy Forest, a unique festival celebrating the fantasy genre, is returning to the magnificent grounds of Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire from 14 - 16 July 2023.
Each year, Fantasy Forest has continued to attract more and more visitors of all ages from across Gloucestershire and beyond to enjoy a fun-filled, magical summer’s day out for all the family.
Keep an eye out for costumed characters roaming the grounds as you explore and champion your favourites at the popular Costume Show held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, as participants parade their impressive costumes on the catwalk.
This year’s festival will feature four stages of live music and entertainment, with bands playing upbeat, feel-good music. The Film Orchestra is set to return on Sunday afternoon (16 July) too with its spectacular 70-piece orchestra, performing favourite scores from fantasy and sci-fi films and games, including Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story and many more.
A new addition to this year’s festival will be an unmissable Rocky Horror Picture Show performance from The West End Kids on Sunday 16 July. With an outstanding reputation for raising hundreds of West End and Broadway Stars since 2001, performances by The West End Kids are revered around the world.
Festival-goers can also try out fun craft and skills workshops. Shop for something unique at the UK’s largest Fantasy Market, featuring over 100 stalls. Sit back and enjoy the festival atmosphere and the stunning castle grounds with a picnic, or tuck into some of the tasty food stalls. The Wicker Fire Ceremony, held on Saturday evening, is a spectacular occasion in which a giant wicker structure is set alight marking a poignant highlight of the weekend.
This year, a new shuttle bus will transport visitors to and from the festival on Saturday 15 July. The bus will depart from Cheltenham Spa train approximately every 45 minutes from 9am until 1pm and return from 5pm until 11pm. There is ample onsite parking for those planning to drive to the festival, costing £5 for the day or £7.50 for the weekend.
To find out more, including ticket information and booking, FAQs, programme details, opening hours and access information, see https://fantasyforest.co.uk/
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|Fantasy Forest Festival (14 July 2023 - 16 July 2023)|