If you're a fan of all things 80s then Let's Rock Bristol! The Retro Festival needs to be in your festival diary - get ready for power ballads galore.
- When? TBC June 2018
- Where? Ashton Court Estate, Bristol
- Price: Various prices - visit official website for details.
Ahh the eighties - shoulder pads, dodgy eye shadow and mobile phones as big as a suitcase. Luckily, music was also a key part of the decade, from Madonna to Michael Jackson and Vanilla Ice to Kiss. If you fancy busting out the Cyndi Lauper look then head to Let's Rock Bristol! The Retro Festival, a weekend full of tribute acts, 80s sing-a-longs and power ballads. Air guitars at the ready.
Established in 2008, this weekend long festival is held in the historic Ashton Court Estate. Beginning on the Saturday, festival-goers are able to rock up and pitch tents at the on-site camping area (which is pretty posh as festival campsites go). If you're more of an own bed kind of rocker, then day passes are also available.
The festival is quite laid back and welcomes a huge range of visitors - from party-ready groups of friends to older revellers and families. Tickets are extremely popular so book in advance - you can also buy shuttle bus tickets from the centre of Bristol. Just leave the cave-man phone behind - not the greatest of looks.
- Get there: Drive to Ashton Court from Bristol City Centre or use local buses to get around.
- Stay: Book accommodation in Redcliffe - based near Bristol Temple Meads Station it's a short drive to Ashton Court.
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