Fridays Cricket will be accompanied by DJ Vern,
and then on the Saturday he will be joined by;
The Wrongo Bongo Band & The Hooligan Choir
On Friday 12th August, Alecs Field in Hazelbury Bryan will be hosting what we think is the first floodlit cricket match in the county between Hazelbury Bryan CC and Shaftesbury CC, we hope to attract a good crowd who can enjoy both the joys of "The Old Game" as well as the joys of the nearby Antelope Inn... we might even be able to squeeze a live band into the evening... more details to follow!
We hope to stage an evening of live music in the field... as usual, more details to follow!
The festival was established to raise funds towards the construction of new village changing rooms on the sports field, and it is the construction of these that is this years priority. Unfortunately time for organising all the different events/ projects is finite and it is felt that although we still seek to raise funds this year, through the cricket clubs activities and a couple of smaller gigs, time must be spent progressing the actual building of the facilities... we hope you understand and thank you for your support.
It is intended that everyones post Olympic blues can be blown away next year with The Festival of Bryan 2012, provisional date Saturday August 11th 2012.
Keep this site bookmarked and check back here for updates!
The organisers of the 2010 Festival of Bryan would like to thank all those that supported, attended last years day of music and performance on Alec`s Field in early August. We are proud to announce we raised in excess of £9000 towards good causes.
The following donations were subsequently made; £3000 to Julia`s House Childrens Hospice, £250 Hazelbury School Swimming Pool Fund, £250 Mesothelioma Uk (in memory of Sally Knauer), with the remaining £5500 to the Changing Room Redevelopment Fund.
The festival featured 12 Hours of non-stop live music across two stages, a small dance tent. With a cafe, workshops, children's entertainment, market stalls, local food traders, real ale and cider bar, cocktail bar, circus performers, fire show, magician and a firework spectacular!
The event in 2009 was a huge success, with 500 people or more over the day dancing along to the bands, participating in workshops and generally eating, drinking and being merry. The event raised over £7000 for Hazelbury's sports facilities fund and Julia's House Childrens Hospice. The event is put together by a small team of volunteers in the village, with excellent infrastructure support from Sherborne's EventsCrew.
This years named charities were the Alec's Field sports fund and Julia's House children's hospice.
2009's highlights included Birmingham's heavy funk outfit Cantaloop, roots festival favourites Wholesome Fish, Dorset's peddlers of finest ska Boy Le Monti and Swindon's hip-hop stars Beat Bullyz, favourites of BBC Radio 1's Huw Stevens, star band on cult TV show Hollyoaks and recently on the bill at a major dance event in Hyde Park in 2010.
Again we're not doing a full blown festival this summer, however we are hosting Bryan's T20 Cricket and Music Festival on Saturday 11th of August.
We will not be putting on a full blown festival this year.
The festival was established to raise funds towards the construction of new village changing rooms on the sports field, and it is the construction of these that is this years priority.
However we are having a couple of smaller events during the summer.
The final performance slot on the music programme has been filled on Tuesday 27/07. We are delighted to announce that Dorset Unsigned Music Awards finalists Disco's Out (Murder's In) have agreed to join the party. The eccentric collective from Bournemouth left audience, judges and major label A & R reps speechless with their vibrant live show at the finals. The band blends funky rock punctuated with big brass and woodwind, and some really whacky costumes and onstage antics. Video footage available on the band's Myspace.
Following some recent late cancellations, the band schedule has swiftly been topped up and this has undoubtedly resulted in some higher profile acts lending their support to the event. Dream booking Danny and the Champions of the World can’t seem to put a foot wrong this year. Their powerful style of soulful folk and acoustic rock is widely acclaimed by the music press. The band have a busy summer bringing their dynamic live show to large stages at Glastonbury, Cambridge, Summer Sundae festivals and such like. Later this year they join The Magic Numbers on a major UK tour of Academy and University venues. Festival of Bryan may well be one of the last opportunities to see this great band in such an intimate setting, they seem bound for stardom.
Also joining the party will be The Dreaming Spires, another promising act formed by members of the indie band Goldrush, who achieved moderate mainstream success. Their rocky Americana style has drawn favourable comparisons to Tom Petty and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Completing the new musical additions are husband and wife folk duo Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, whose delicate original songs have also been winning fans in the music press.
Other musical highlights include Bristol 9-piece latin funk outfit Mango Factory, Swindon’s reggae stars The Erin Bardwell Collective and not forgetting North Dorset’s own purveyors of finest ska Boy Le Monti. Another welcome piece of news is that the Incredible Magician Kasrani will also be arriving at the festival in the evening. Kasrani will be mingling with crowds at the event, showcasing his skills; he recently worked in the Universal Pictures movie “Magicians”.
Fundraising Background: As before this is a community event whose purpose is to have some fun while raising funds for the village sports facilities. Drawings are done and planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the existing dilapidated facilities, and to date the Hazelbury Bryan community has raised nearly £30,000 to the project.
Watch this space for further information as the festival gets closer.
You can bring your own alcohol into the campsite, but not into the festival arena as our well-stocked bars carry a full range of drinks, offering a choice of Real Ales, Spirits, Local Ciders,Lagers and soft drinks.
We will have a range of food stalls offering you a broad selection including:
Oakleys Farm Shop & Deli - Dorset deli platters, filled rolls, sandwiches & snacks etc.
Hog Roast supplied by Roger Else
Cream Teas and Cakes
Barfords Ice Creams
iluminada outside catering
This year we will have a fantastic kids area at the festival which will include:
Lantern making workshop and show
Circus skills, Craft Workshops, and Face Painting!
Bouncy things, including;
The incredible magician Kasrani (www.samuelkasrani.com)
Plus swings and a slide.
Camping is for free!
Although a donation bucket may appear, watch out! The camping is located behind The Antelope Inn, in a lovely large field with hedges and tree cover, 100yds from the festival site. Toilets provided. For Saturday night only.
Opening / Closing times - The camp site opens on Saturday the 14th August. The site will close around 4pm on Sunday 15th August.
Cooking & Fires - Open fires, candle flares, BBQ’s (gas or charcoal) are strictly forbidden for safety reasons, as they are an extreme fire risk!
Tipis for hire - Black Dog Tipis are offering to hire tipis in the camping field, £160 for up to 8 people.
The Old Bakery B&B - If camping isn't your thing, how about a nice comfy bed instead?
Mr and Mrs Moore:
Back Lane, Kingston, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2DT
01258 817 331
Manor Farm B&B , Droop, 01258 817232
All parking is free!
Parking for campers and festival goers is available in the camping field.
Security of Cars, Tents and Property - We will keep a watchful eye over the whole site, however we cannot accept any responsibility for any losses that may occur. We recommend that you don't leave any valuables in the campsite or in your car.
A big THANK YOU to the volunteers from Gillingham Round Table for their help with traffic management.
The Festival is situated in Alec's Playing Field opposte the Antelope Inn, in the center of Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset. DT10 2EB.
Coming from the south take the A357 to Sturmister Newton, take the first major left after Sturminster Bridge on the A357 up Glue Hill signposted "Hazelbury Bryan". 4 miles on you will enter Hazelbury and see the festival car park on your right behind the Antelope Inn.
Alternatively you may approach the village from the north via the turning at King Stag off the B3143, two miles down this road you enter the village with the Antelope on your left.
Hazelbury Bryan Cricket Club present Bryan's T20 Cricket / Music Festival
Alecs Field in Hazelbury Bryan hosted what was the first floodlit cricket match in the county between Hazelbury Bryan CC and Shaftesbury CC.
Many thanks to everyone who played last year.
2009's musical highlights included Birmingham based heavy funk outfit Cantaloop, roots festival favourites Wholesome Fish, our own purveyors of finest ska Boy Le Monti and Swindon's rising hip-hop stars Beat Bullyz, who are being championed by BBC Radio 1's Huw Stevens and were selected to perform to over 1 million people on cult TV show Hollyoaks.
• Festival of Bryan cannot accept responsibility for any lost, stolen or damaged tickets once delivered and signed for.
• Right of admission reserved (R.O.A.R.)
• No admission without a valid ticket.
• All tickets are non-transferrable and cannot be re-sold.
• Car park and Camp site opens at 10.30am.
• No entry to the main site after 1am Sunday 15th August.
• No dogs allowed on site.
• Campsite closes at 4pm on Sunday 15th August.
• All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 21.
• Ticket holders give their express consent to the use of the actual or simulated likeness in connection with the production, exhibition, advertising and/or exploitation of any film, video and/or audio recording of this event and/or any element thereof in any/all media throughout the world.
• Guests may be searched on entry to the event. If you are in possession of illegal substances you may be arrested.
• You are allowed to bring in your own alcohol (for consumption in the camping field). You will be asked to leave any other alcohol outside the main site. There are fully licensed bars available for you.
• You will not be allowed to bring in glass bottles or any kind.
Broken glass is very dangerous for kids and for animals who will be using the site after the event. Leave all glass in the car, decant it into plastic bottles or bin it. There are no exceptions.
• There will be fireworks for your enjoyment. No other fires or flares or fireworks etc are allowed.
• Campervans (& Motorhomes) are permitted in the campsite.
• The promoter reserves the right to change the line up without notification.
• There will be a communal fire for your enjoyment. No other fires or flares or fireworks etc are allowed.
• Strobe lighting may be used at the festival.
• Please help us to keep the festival site clean and tidy.
• If you are lucky enough to look under 21 you might be asked for ID at the bars - so please bring photo ID with you.
• You must have lots of fun, it's the law!
If you have any enquiries to make about the Festival of Bryan then please do not hesitate to drop us an email or give us a call.
Telephone: 01258 818 176
We're still looking for traders and sponsors to join us at future evemts, so if you would be interested in being involved please get in touch.
Telephone: 01258 818 176
Black Dog Tipis - Hiring Tipis in our camping field
The Antelope Inn, Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset.
The Old Causeway Bakery, Bed & Breakfast. Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset.
ovo Limited - Graphic and Web Design company based in Cerne Abbas.
Our thanks to Tom for building this website and for designing our flyers.
Western Marquees - Creating the occasion, suppyling the west country with marquees.
Tractors UK, The sole importer for Tafe & Eurotrac compact tractors.
BV Dairy, Shaftesbury based Dairy.
Handley Cross Fine Foods Limited, Producers of cream, milk, yoghurts, butter, mayonnaise, a wide variety of cheeses.
Wan Ling Tea House - Dorset based tea company specialising in imported full leaf Chinese and Indian tea and tea wares.
Cahill Welding Ltd
Tailored Heating Ltd
Judds Transport Ltd
Northovers Fuels Ltd
AJW Bathrooms and Kitchen Specialists
The Dorset Charcoal Co
Honeysuckle Developments Ltd
Hillview House B&B 01258 817331
Manor Farm B&B, Droop
Roy Barrett Estate Agents
Everview Construction Ltd
Old Rectory Holidays, Hazelbury Bryan
We are inviting local business to sponsor certain elements in return for brand exposure and inclusion in web marketing, event programme and press release activity. Our main production costs are as follows:
Mainstage hire £700
Big Top hire £700
Mainstage sound £300
Stage 2 sound £200
Circus Workshops £300
Beer stocks £75 /cask
If you feel that you would be able to contribute to one of the costs listed above, or anything else for that matter, I would be delighted to hear from you.
Telephone: 01258 818 176
Cantaloop - Birmingham-based heavy funk outfit
Wholesome Fish -
Boy Le Monti - Dorset`s own purveyors of finest ska.
Beat Bullyz - Swindon`s rising hip hop stars, who are being championed by BBC Radio 1's Huw Stevens.
Jon P - SNTV our budding film director.
Sputnikfutnik - Mike's website.
Jamie Hart - Co-organiser and Wood Sculptor.
Olivia Keith - Artist from Hampshire. Look at her drawings from last years event.
Black Dog Tipis - Offering tipis for hire in our camping field.
EventsCrew - excellent local company offering event management and infrastructure
Atlantic Audio - Weymouth's pro sound company offering touring, installation and dry hires
www.oakleysfarmshop.co.uk - Oakleys Farm Shop & Deli, Hazelbury Bryan.
www.hazelburybryan.com - Village website.
The Dorset Charcoal Company - Buy local and burn local.
Cider by Rosie.co.uk - Dorset Craft Cidermaker.
Farm Festival 2010 - Festival in Somerset, 30th - 31st July.
Wessex Photographic. You can buy festival tickets from their shops in Sturminster Newton, Weymouth, Dorchester, Ringwood and Blandford.
ovo Limited - Graphic and Web Design. Our thanks to Tom Gregory for building this website and designing our flyers/posters.