MUCH LOVED music and craft festival, Camp Good Life, has announced that this year’s event will be its last.
Taking place September 16-18 at the Hawarden Estate, it’s sure to come out with a bang and has teamed up with Caught by the River and Heavenly Recordings to present a lineup of unrivaled quality and eclecticism for a festival this wingspan. .
Confirmed performers include former Pale Fountains and Shack frontman Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band; multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Laura Groves – now signed to Bella Union – and award-winning songwriter Ivor Novello Simon Aldred, aka Cherry Ghost.
Writers and authors include Saint-Etienne pop connoisseur Bob Stanley and Jude Rogers of The Guardian who will talk about the beautiful hold music has on our lives.
Many chefs will also visit the festival’s giant hearth to prepare and cook beautiful dishes to share with the public.
As always, the event’s craft tent will feature makers ranging from printing and pottery to clothing and blacksmithing.
“It won’t surprise you to learn that organizing a big festival is difficult,” said organizer Tara Gladstone. “It’s particularly difficult to make money with just one.
“Some people succeed, but many others fail and we belong to the latter group. To tell the truth, we have never managed to monetize Camp Good Life or The Good Life Experience. It was fun, it even made life better; but behind the scenes, it was hard.
“But there’s a lot of exciting news to come… The future is bright.”
Organizers plan to hold “smaller, more intimate and communal events” in 2023 and have confirmed they will hold six long weekends at two locations on Hawarden Estate.
Tara added, “Each of them will focus on slightly different things, but they’re all true to our founding purpose, helping you live The Good Life.”
For more information and tickets go to thegoodlifesociety.co.uk