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cotesbach

music 

in the

yard

festival

2020

Saturday 11th July   @ The Stable Yard, Cotesbach, Leicestershire...

It's  Back! 

WE'RE OPENING THE YARD AGAIN FOR OUR FAVOURITE EVENT OF THE YEAR...BRINGING YOU BRILLIANT MUSICIANS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, THE MOST DELICIOUS FOODS,  FROTHING ALES, CRAFTS, CIRCUS, STORIES, DANCING...

 

LINEUP DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON, WATCH THIS SPACE...

 

IN THE MEANTIME IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE INVOLVED, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH - WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! 

 

 

What's On...

Music

Live music from midday - midnight. 

LINE-UP TO BE ANNOUNCED HERE SOON!

In the meantime if you'd like to perform, please drop us a line.

Crafts & Workshops

In 2019 we created a new crafts area welcoming makers from far and wide to showcase their trade and invite you to have a go. There's plenty for all abilities and ages. Some of these activities are free, while others charge a small fee to cover material costs. 

This year we look forward to welcoming...

Cotesbach Leech Wheel - have a go at throwing a pot

O&Co Blacksmiths - live demos & workshops

More to be announced soon...

Circus & Performance

Because it's not really a festival if there's not someone on a uni-cycle, is it.

As well as 12 hours of live music, we play host to lots of other performers throughout the day. We tend not to give too much away on this front so just come along and prepare to be surprised.

We also run free circus workshops throughout the day, so you can try your hand at some circus skills too.

The Sickle Bar & Cotesbach Concoctions

We invite you for a drink at 'The Sickle Bar' where we will be serving local real ale from Church End Brewery, a range of ciders, lager & wine.

We will also be treating you to some Cotesbach Concoctions...a variety of cocktails inspired by the place and the season...homemade elderflower, tomato juice from the gardens, fresh mint & herbs, refreshing Cotesbach cucumber....let Cotesbach Gardens pimp your punch.

Please support our bars, which we rely on to make this event possible.

Delicious Foods

Food stalls for all. We try to cater for everyone so please check back in here in advance to see who'll be trading. 

Please support our food traders!

If you're interested in trading, please get in touch.

Yoga & Relaxation

Escape the Yard for a while and retreat to the Glasshouse for some yoga or meditation. Classes at intervals throughout the day - more details to be announced. 

And loads more...

As the event draws closer, keep up to date here with details of our latest participants. 

 

The Story...

 Music in the Yard sprung out of appreciating a beautiful space around us, and having a young family and a love of live music, especially the kind people can join in with.

 

It was called 'Summer Drum & Fun' in the late 90s, because that's what it was and it made sense at the time. Not much more elaborate than an easy going family party with a few drinks, some memorable samba moments, carpets of sequins and scraps of torn paper in the grass.

As the party grew in size and spirit, musicians wanted a stage, guests wanted more beer and  everyone needed more room for dancing. So we moved over to the Yard in 2003, which marks the real birth of Music in the Yard. 

The barn doors were opened, a stage was made, musicians started piling in and an order was placed at the local brewery.

We soon found ourselves being recognised as a known local event, especially after 2007 when we and over 1500 revellers commemorated the quattrocentenery - 400 years since the enclosures riots in Cotesbach.

The sun always seems to shine for us, or is it that we choose to love the weather, whatever.

  Music in the Yard Wall of Fame   

MATUKI

2019

AFROCLUSTER

2016

HOLY MOLY & THE CRACKERS

2013 & 2014

BUFFALO SKINNERS

2014 & 2019

CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS

2017 & 2019

NORMANTON STREET

2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019

RESONATORS

2015

RETROSPECTIVE FOR LOVE

2017

CATE FERRIS

2015 & 2019

  ...just a few of the incredible  acts who've played in the    Yard over the years.

Thank you to you all.   

 

Information...

Ticket Information

Early Bird Tickets - £15 - AVAILABLE NOW

Available online only via our trusted ticket partners, Tickettailor. Limited availablitity

Advance Tickets - £20 - AVAILABLE SOON

Available online only via our trusted ticket partners, Tickettailor. 

On the Door - £25

Children 13 and under go free

Please see our ticket page to purchase tickets. 

Gate Information

There is only one entrance gate. Unless you are buying tickets on the door, please come with proof of ticket purchase, either a printed copy or your email confirmation. 

Bar

We will have a fully stocked bar serving ales, ciders, lager, wine, pimms and cocktails and a variety of soft drinks. 

Our bar prices are fair so please support our bar and do not bring in your own drinks - we rely on bar sales to make this event viable, without which we will not be able to continue hosting it. 

Food

There will be plenty of food stalls to choose from, catering for most dietary requirements - details of food traders will be listed on the website prior to the event. please support these traders! 

Parking

Parking is free and located in the paddock near the yard. Stewards will be onsite to guide you in. please park sensibly and respect our neighbours - please do not park on the road side!

Camping

Camping is free and included within your ticket price.

please see our camping page for further information and faqs.

Accessibility

Disabled drop-off will be located at the front gate - if you require disabled parking please contact us in advance.

our site is all on one level, so once you're in the yard, wheelchair users should find the site easy to navigate. we have disabled loos on site as well as baby changing facilities. 

Dogs

Well behaved friendly dogs are welcome in the yard, but please keep them on the lead at all times and make sure you clean up after them. 

Cash

This is a cash only event - there are no cash points in the village.

How to get here

Please see our contact page for information about finding us!

 

Camping...

You'll be pleased to hear, that camping is absolutely free! 

Camping space is fairly limited so if you're staying the night, please be sure to arrive early afternoon to make sure you get a pitch.

Campsite Rules:

   -  please pitch up sensibly so that others can camp nearby easily

   -  bbqs, fires and any naked flames are not permitted in the camping field.

   - leave no trace! please clear up all rubbish - recyclable bin bags will be available at the gate. 

 That's all our rules other than please be nice to everyone, and have a fun night! 

Get Involved...

We're always on the look out for people to bring new ideas to the yard. 

If you're a musician, juggler, a photographer, a foodie, we'd love to hear from you. 

We are always also looking for volunteers to help us run the event on the day, so if you're keen to lend a hand, please get in touch. 

 

Tickets...

Early Bird Tickets - £15 - AVAILABLE NOW!

Available online only via our trusted ticket partners, Tickettailor. Limited availablitity

Advance Tickets - £20 = AVAILABLE SOON! 

Available online only via our trusted ticket partners, Tickettailor. 

On the Door - £25

Children 13 and under go free

You will receive confirmation of your ticket purchase via email. All advance ticket holders will be listed on the gate, however please bring proof of purchase just in case.  

TICKETTAILOR.jpg
 
 

Get in Touch...

Finding us is as easy as pie. In fact, easier. 

 

Coming from the M6...

At the roundabout follow A426 signposted to Lutterworth. After going straight over one more roundabout, you'll find Cotesbach on your left after about a mile.

 

Coming from the M1...

Follow signposts to Lutterworth, A4303. At the plane roundabout take the FIRST exit, A426 and you'll find Cotesbach on your right after about a mile. 

Music in the Yard 2020