The Trip Festival, Bangor – win tickets

Posted on 20 April 2011
By Rick Shaw
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The Trip Festival has announced its return boasting a mix of live music, a dance arena with the musical emphasis on the Balearic and cosmic boogie vibes, along with a sprinkling of the latest house, techno and electronic music.

The Trip’s second year sees it move to a new location – the beautiful Vaynol Estate near Bangor in North Wales. providing the perfect location for this laidback, family friendly three-day event.

Master of ambient chill Mixmaster Morris will have his own arena. Gail’s Tea Tent will also open to brew up some marvellous delights including house poetry and open mic. With the children’s area offering circus skills, workshops and other family-friendly activities.

The first wave of acts and DJ’s have been announced showcasing The Trip’s trademark mix of folk and psychedelia, with a mix of British and international, signed and unsigned acts.

We have a pair of tickets up for grabs – simply answer this question hippies: Who is hosting The Trip’s tea tent?

Winners will be chosen by random from all entries received by midnight May 8th. Send your answer to

Friday night will be devoted to some of Wales’s finest bands on the main stage and the three days will feature local artists, performers and vendors.

Cardiff-based indie underground heroes Colorama headline the Friday night’s antics on the main stage and are joined by local psychedelic garage-rock band Houdini Dax, alternative-country/pop ensemble from nearby Rhyl Gintis, Mr. Huw and Pulco complete the all-Welsh lineup.

House music legend Terry Farley has been announced as the headline DJ of Friday night’s Acid House Party in what is said to be the oldest barn in Wales – “Studio 1605 vibes!” says Paula McMahon, The Trip director.

Saturday’s band line-up so far includes Norwegian dance music outfit Mungolian Jet Set and Race Horses – bilingual pop-rockers hailing from Cardiff.

Leading us up to this is The Lone Pigeon AKA ex Beta Band and front man of The Aliens Gordon Anderson. Expect the unexpected!

Also Saturday main stage will see Jez Kerr – front man and bassist with legendary Factory Records outfit “A Certain Ratio” with his melodic post-punk sound, indie-rockers The Loungs, The Tea Street Band, John Stammers, The Wicked Whispers and By The Sea.

Saturday night in the dance arena will be headlined by disco legends the Idjut Boys, with support from Soft Rocks and a host of other cosmic disco divas.

The Trip are very excited to announce that Beverley Martyn will headline Sunday on the main stage and will be joined by funk and soul soldiers Smoove & Turrell, The Wild Eyes, Richard O’Flynne, emerging Liverpool heroes Stealing Sheep, Hacia Dos Veranos, Drymbago and a late afternoon Sunday Service with the great Ashley Beedle and Brian G Morrison.

Sunday night in the dance arena will be hosted by the legendary underground dance music champions WoNk, led by long time Balearic luminary Kelvin Andrews. The theme for the WoNk PaRTy will be released shortly. Dressing up is compulsory if you want to WoNk.

Weekend adult camping is £70 for the weekend, children under 10 entering free.
Limited day tickets are available for the Saturday and Sunday.

For ticket information and line-up announcements, go to, or email