The Warden, Presteigne
Saturday 7 July
3.00 - 10.30pm
Bring a Picnic - no glass, fires or dogs
Sheep Music returns to its birthplace with a day of Music and entertainment in memory of one of its founding members, Nicola Humphries who sadly died last year.
The event is a picnic and will take place on the Warden in Presteigne, a charming and beautiful spot atop an ancient castle mound.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic (to share if desired) and enjoy a day of fantastic music, join in with games and activities or simply sit in the sun and soak up the atmosphere. For those who were on the Warden all those years ago it promises to bring back a lot of (we hope) happy memories.
The music features sets from local favourites Little Rumba, Presteigne Pop Choir and Liv and Bertie. From further afield there’ll be sets from indie pop act The New Planet Animals and the band that everybody’s talking about from Hay, Black Mountain Boy.
For children there will be games and workshops.
There will be tea and cakes,
the usual excellent Sheep Music bar
and late night lamb burgers from weobley ash
PLEASE DON'T PARK UP BY THE WARDEN. PLEASE USE CARPARKS IN TOWN
LIVE MUSIC FROM
BLACK MOUNTAIN BOY
new planet animals
presteigne pop choir
liv and bertie
Adults - £10
Under 16's - £5
4 and Under get in free
family of 2 adults and 2 children - £25
tickets are available from the workhouse, winnies or online at wegottickets.com
Pete Mustill, Co - Sheep Music founder writes:
In the late 1980s a large group of Presteigne friends would gather every evening in the Farmers Arms to drink Guinness and put the world to rights. When the Berlin Wall began to crumble there was much for us to discuss but it was only Nicola who jumped on a plane and headed for Berlin to be a part of it. When she returned with tales of wild nights in Berlin we decided to put a band together and go and play in Eastern Europe.
Along with Chas and Dave (no not that Chas and Dave!) we bought an old Mercedes and headed for Berlin. We ended up in Prague playing lots of weird and wonderful clubs on the underground scene and it was there we met Czech fiddle ace Honza Hruby and his band Kukulin.
Back in Britain we decided to put an open-air summer gig together for Kukulin to play and after looking at all the possible sites decided The Warden was far the most stunning location. We also thought if we were going to put up tents, get a generator and a PA system some food and a bar for just one gig we might as well extend it to 2 days and invite some local bands to play as well. So was born the first Sheep Music. After a couple of years it outgrew the Warden and moved on to pastures new but never anywhere as beautiful as its original site.
It will be great to be back on the Warden for a Sheep Music event 25 years later and it will be a privilege to play with Little Rumba who are a direct descendant of The Tango Band who played alongside Kukulin at that first festival.