Radford Farm, Somerset, BA2 0QF
01458 448 185


Festival of Contemporary Folk, Roots and Traditional Music

Festival Info

Update on September Festival

Tangled Roots Festival Sept 2020 Update

Are you coming to the Sept Tangled Roots Festival at Radford Mill? Please read…

The Tangled Roots and Radford Mill Teams are working hard to bring you a safe and responsible event on the 5th of September. Obviously, with the regulations changing on an almost daily basis we are still very much at the mercy of events outside of our control. We are currently waiting for confirmation from the Local Council that the event can go ahead. Below is an update of the current plans.

Camping: -. Each Pitch now has its own (compost) toilet and water supply, is around 10 x 10 m and about 10 m away from other pitches. We are building the extra loos and water supplies as I write this. Each pitch can accommodate up to 6 people who should all be from the same household/support bubble.

This does mean we have had to drastically reduced the number of pitches and not everyone who has tickets will be able to camp. Those who confirmed by email that they are coming in September have already been allocated spaces. At present there are no more pitches available for camping.

The exception to this is for those coming in self contained motor homes. Those who have water and toilets on board can camp outside the normal camping pitches.  (Please note though that we do not have water and electrical hookups for motorhomes.)

If you are planning on coming in September and we have not recently emailed you, please get in touch (email address at the bottom) and let us know. Obviously for us the larger the groups you are in the better. We will try to accommodate as many people as possible.

Festival: The Sept event will now focus on the main performances on Saturday the 5th September. Day tickets (with no camping) will be available for the Saturday.

Social distancing: Social distancing will be practiced though out the site and seating/areas for watch the performances will be in “household” groups and kept an appropriate social distant distance apart.

Workshops: We have been advised by the workshop leaders that the current advice is that choir and dancing workshops should not be held.

Contactless Payment: Food and drink can only be paid for by contactless card.

These changes will make it an unusual Festival and we would like to thank you for you patience with us as we try to navigate the rules and procedures.

Existing TICKETS holders:

We emailed everyone we had contact details for in March to offer either a refund, to move the tickets to the June 2021 event or to the September 2020 event. If you have not received that email or have not replied to it please let us know asap what you would like to do.


               Take the booking/tickets forward to the 2021 event – 11/12/13 June 2021

               Swap the June 2020 tickets for Day Tickets for the September 2020 event

               We’d like to come in September but can only come if we can camp.

               A Refund.

Please email us @ tickets@tangledrootsfestival.com  to let us know and for any other questions. Please include the name of who booked the tickets (and their email address), tickets numbers if you can find them, and let us know your preference.

Many thanks for working with us to bring you the Tangled Roots Festival.

Jack Bird and the teams at Tangled Roots and Radford Mill.


The Festival is held being held on the grounds of the Radford Mill Farm, Mill Lane, Timsbury, Somerset, BA2 0QF


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This year we have also partnered with Great British Bell Tents who will erect for you and your friends a 5m Bell Tent and can provide beds, bedding and fairy lights. See the tickets/accommodation links for more on this.


There is Parking on site and given the Covid Situation we suggest guest arrive by car or bicycle and avoid Public Transport

Food and Drink

Food and drink and alcoholic beverages available on the Friday evening.

Food and Drink will be prepared and available all-day Saturday.

There will be a simple breakfast available Sunday morning.


Well-behaved dogs are welcome.


Well-behaved children from 16 years or younger are welcome and are entitled to a free ticket. Please book the Kids Ticket when booking your own. This is so we have a clear idea of numbers. Thanks


We will have a campfire in front of the Piggery in the evenings, and there is a second campfire site at the other end of the camping field.  Additional small campfires are OK if they do not burn the grass (e.g. off the ground, in a “brazier”).

Live in Vehicles

Camper vans, live-in trucks or vans or trailers are welcome; no extra charge, But unless the vehicle has it’s own toilet and water supply then it must be part of a household pitch..

For those who can come in a vehicle with it own toilet and water facilities you won’t have to book a pitch and but simple pay a £10 fee for the both nights (Friday 4th and Saturday 5th).