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06 Jul, 2017



Our campsite will be open from 4pm on Thursday 14th September, and we look forward to welcoming those of you who want to arrive early and settle in. The festival itself will open at 2pm on Friday. There are a number of other things going on for those who arrive early on Friday: 

1. Hawarden Old Castle will be open to all festival goers from 9.30-11.30am. Hawarden Old Castle is a Grade I listed medieval castle and its oldest fortifications date back to the Iron Age. It's a special place, and only open to the public on a handful of days a year, so this is an opportunity not to be missed! Please be warned that the paths up to the Old Castle are fairly steep.

2.  There will be three guided tours of Gladstone's Library with Library Warden Peter Francis at 11am, 12pm and 1pm. Places are limited to 20 per tour and it will be a first come, first served basis. Gladstone's Library is Britain's finest residential library, and its only Prime Ministerial library. It was founded by the great Victorian statesman himself and, following his death in 1898, became the national memorial to his life and work as well as one of the few Grade I-listed buildings in North Wales. If you haven't visited before, this is a great opportunity.

3. Freedom Brewery are hosting a lunchtime beer tasting event at The Glynne Arms. Book your table for lunch on 01244 569988. Freedom Brewery, the original craft lager brewers, have been brewing a wide range of unique lagers since 1995. Originally London based, the team moved up north to Staffordshire in the quest for better water and sustainable brewing. Now set on a private estate of rolling countryside and access to their own private spring water source, they continue to innovate with flavour and process. We can't wait to welcome the team to the festival this year.

[Please note, if you are an Early Bird Ticket holder and bought your ticket on or before 2nd November, you will receive an email regarding your exclusive Friday events].

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