The 2015 Orwell Bluegrass festival will be on the 8th, 9th and 10th May 2015

***Latest News 16th January 2015 - Festival details will be uploaded in the next few days!!***

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    Welcome all to the 2015 and the 9th Orwell Bluegrass Festival, hosted once again at Hallowtree Scout Camp, Ipswich, Suffolk and to be held on 8th/9th/10th May 2015.

    As many of you know this is a wonderful site to hold our Festival, with 46 acres of parkland containing purpose built buildings including toilet and shower blocks. There are many picturesque walks along the banks of the River Orwell with easy going footpaths for you and your four legged friends. Dogs are more than welcome on the site, as long as they are kept on their leads and under control. However they are not allowed in the main buildings or marquees.

    As always, we have some amazing Bluegrass bands, plus a wide selection of Old Time music. The two Main Stages are busier than ever, with bands coming from all over the UK and Europe.

    It also gives us great pleasure to announce that 2 great bands from the USA will be performing for us - Jenni & Billy, and Elizabeth Laprelle & Anna Roberts-Gevalt. We are very proud to have secured these artists.

    From Europe we have the amazing Sons of Navarone and the brilliant Old Time String Band

    We will once again be hosting the Old Time Marquee, with the support of FOAOTMAD, where a great selection of Old Time Music and Dance will be held.

    The Bar as usual will be located in the main building serving traditional beers, lagers, wines and spirits. The Open Mike Bar Stage will be hosting a variety of music commencing 13.30 Saturday. If you wish to perform on this Stage, please come along to the Bar to book your slot as soon as possible after arrival as this is on a first come first served basis. There will also be an Open Mike session in The Old Time Marquee.

    The catering services will once again be provided by Bombillo Events Ltd who are based in the West Country, providing high quality food at very affordable prices.

    We look forward to a great weekend and to welcoming all our old friends and making new ones. So go to “Download a 2015 Booking Form” and get it sent to us to ensure you get a ticket. You can also pay by cash, on arrival.

    Chris & Ben

  • Main Menu
    Bluegrass Music
    An introduction and a history.
    Ticket Information
    Ticket Price and Information.
    Photo Gallery
    Pictures from previous festivals
    Contact Information and Directions
    How to Find or Contact Us.
    Additional Information.
    Download a 2015 Booking Form
    Order your tickets.
    Bands confirmed for 2015 so far include:
  • Morris Boys
  • Bow Legged Skeeters
  • Desert Wind Band
  • White Fern Mountains String Band
  • Motor City String Band
  • Sons Of Naverone (Belgium)
  • One Armed Bandits
  • New Essex Bluegrass Band
  • Blossom Hill
  • The Moretons
  • Dude Coopers
  • Hot Rock Pilgrims
  • Chadwell Hillbillies
  • The Old Time String Band (Holland)
  • Acoustic Bridge
  • Jenni & Billy (USA)
  • Hat Full Of Rain
  • Elizabeth Laprelle & Anna Roberts-Gevalt (USA)
  • Squirrel Hunters
  • Acorn Shakers

  • Festival Details

    Festival Dates:
    Thursday 7th to Monday 11th May 2015.

    Hallowtree Camp Site
    IP10 0JP