It started long ago in a field just North of London and 10 years later is proud to be a highlight of Hertfordshire’s summer, an event not to miss.
Onsite there’s five stages to pick from, a selection of possibly the comfiest seating you’re ever likely to find at a festival and a fantastic daytime vibe safe for all the family, turning more adult as the evening itself matures.
The festival was founded by brothers Tom and Olly Wilkes, originally to pay homage to their brother who tragically passed away in a climbing accident. All profits, since day one, have been donated to both KMRT (Keswick Mountain Rescue Team) and Bloodwise (Blood Cancer Research), a charity added slightly later in ode to their uncle who sadly died of Leukaemia.
This intimate, friendly and safe festival boasts an eclectic line up with both live music and DJ sets and as ever 2018 has been given it’s own fancy dress theme ‘CARNIVAL’ for those wanting to escape themselves completely and get into the Rio way of life.
If you’re coming from the big smoke, get yourself on-board a train at Kings Cross and a mere 30-minutes later you’ll find yourself well and truly out of the hustle and bustle of the city and in the magical world of Wilkestock 2018 set in the beautiful Hertfordshire Countryside.
We have camping onsite for those looking for a cheeky weekend getaway and day tickets for those who want to come and see what all the fuss is about. If you don’t fancy camping out under the stars, trains run from Stevenage station until midnight (please check on the day in case of disruptions) and there are a host of local hotels and B&B’s close to the site.
Mallory Knox, The Fratellis, Fizzy Blood, Strange Bones, Gold Key, Idle Frets, Blushes, The Kut, Leader, Defences, Echoic, Fiende Fatale, Minnie Birch, The Scruff, Waste, Elsewhere, Guava, Monarchs, Raze, Sarpa Salpa, Seasons, Zoe Phillips. –
With many more to come.
Published on 01 May 2018 by Ben Robinson