The Radford Mill Tangled Roots Festival takes place on the weekend of Saturday June 13th, 2019
The intention of the Radford Mill Tangled Roots Festival is to be a place that brings together those who love music and the making of music. A place where you will hear the musical roots of modern music including musical traditions from around the world, Folk music from across Europe and the America’s, Contemporary Folk, Americana, Modern Acoustic interpretations and a Capella. The Saturday will see performances from carefully selected local, national and international artist, a focus on acoustic performances, quality song writing and the beauty of the human voice
The Radford Mill Tangled Roots Festival encourages participation with open stage spots and camp fire session late into the night. The main stage opens on the Saturday and closes around 11pm. However, the site stays open till late for people to congregate around the open fires and listen to acoustic performances till the early hours of Sunday. The camping fields open on Friday and stay open until 3pm on Sunday night as well, so we hope to see lots of impromptu performances and musical get togethers around the site on those days as well. We hope guests will bring their voices, instruments or hang out, relax and enjoy. (acoustic instruments only; amplification, drums and drumming are not allowed.)
The festival is intended to be a small scale and intimate affair and tickets numbers will be limited. In 2019 this means an absolute maximum of 500 Guests.
On Saturday the Music officially starts at midday and ends late in the night. There will be home cooked award-winning food prepared, and often grown, on the farm and a Bar serving alcohol.
The Mill and Farm is home to several projects and creatives, and many will be arranging stalls to display and sell their work.
The festival takes place in the beautiful grounds of Radford Mill Farm in Timsbury, south of the City of Bath. The festival grounds are bisected by the Cam Brook and have been landscaped to include an amphitheatre area, fire pits and many lovely spots for a truly enchanting and memorable experience.
Radford Mill farm itself is a historic mill and farm that has been fully organic since 1976. The lands and mill are home to several local projects including a market gardener, a landscape designer, a potter and several artists. There is a Radford Mill Farm Shop in Bristol and The Mill also has a permanent kitchen on site where you can watch the preparation and cooking of delicious food most of which is produced on the farm itself.
There is a camping area on site just a short stroll from the main arena and the car parks. Each camping field has running water and permanent compost toilets and can be booked either side of the Festival itself.
There will be a licensed bar, food and some stalls on the Friday, Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday morning.
We are planning workshops for Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday morning – currently confirmed are the ever popular flamenco dance workshop and the Folk Signing Choir workshop. More to be announced.
2020 will be the second year of the Redford Mill Tangled Roots Festival though the site has hosted folk festival in previous years and continues to host the Radford Mill Blues Festival in August.
Our intention is to make this a festival of that values quality over quantity and provides a beautiful experience for those lucky enough to have discovered us.
Tickets and more information on the festival and the site can be found here: