Welcome to the world of Glas-Denbury!
My name is Emma and I am the director of Glas-Denbury. 5 years ago I had a “quiet dream” of how a festival should be and from my dining room table, on a laptop in my home, in the centre of Denbury (where I live with my 5 children, 2 dogs and 4 cats!) a festival was born! Glas-Denbury is held at the edge of our glorious village on Fairfield Farm, home to a stunning award winning herd of Guernsey Cattle who produce the delicious range of Auntie Moo’s ice cream – well worth looking up and trying! The festival is run by a team of people from Denbury and it’s surrounding villages, with a handful of people who have joined the festival family from further afield.
Glas-Denbury was born in 2013, after I had run a music fundraising event for the local school the year before. I knew exactly what kind of festival I wanted to create for everyone; I am passionate about where I live, passionate about the people here and I feel extremely lucky to live here. I wanted to share this with everyone and showcase the incredible talent the South West produces in everything from the arts; Music, Poetry, Entertainment, to the food, crafts, capability of people and so much more. I was determined to make Glas-Denbury a “platform for passion” and give opportunity to as many people, organisations and companies as I could.
Having 5 children, over the years I had often found it hard to find places to go where the younger ones would enjoy themselves as much as the older ones and where I as an adult would enjoy myself too, so this was a massive starting point for me. Glas-Denbury is about people of all ages getting together and smiling, experiencing a little bit of magic, meeting a bucket load of good human beings. It is about Grandparents dancing with their grandchildren, parents enjoying it with their parents as well as their children. It is also about those that want to leave their little people at home to party hard without feeling overwhelmed by children everywhere! This festival is literally a product of my imagination and vision, in a world where I am a Mum in a crazy, colourful, busy home, where entertaining and wonderful things happen every day (if you have a big family you will understand that!) However, I couldn’t do this without an amazing bunch of human beings I am privileged to call my friends. The team who work with me in Quiet Dream Productions and the team who all appear about a month before the festival to begin bringing all my plans to life are phenomenal. They are passionate about what they do and passionate about people and life. They appear from all over the village, surrounding area and from afar to be part of the magical Glas-denbury family and it totally bowls me over every year. The Glas-Denbury team are something else; they are what human beings should all be about, kindness, goodness and love. Our sole mission is to provide a place of joy and happiness for everyone in a cool yet old fashioned, traditional way, with a litle bit of festival quirkyness thrown in for good measure. So please do come and experience it for yourselves, join the Glas-Denbury family and don’t forget to come and say hello to me and the glorious Glas-Denbury team! Emma xx
Tickets can also be purchased through our wonderful ticket agents below from late 2017. Click on each agent to find out their location and opening hours etc. (Please note most agents will not accept credit cards)
DENBURY; Pit Stop Auto Services, Denbury. Telephone 01803 812042
CULT OF SUPERTED, Ted Evans Riviera FM Totnes and Torbay
SAWDYE and HARRIS OFFICES;
ASHBURTON 19 East Street 01364 652652, CHUDLEIGH 32 Fore Street 01626 832666, MORETONHAMPSTEAD 1 Pound Street 01647 441104
PAIGNTON; Salon 1 Hairdressing, 6 Dartmouth Road, Paignton TQ4 5AQ 01803 557191
Accessibility at Glas-Denbury;
Glas-Denbury is for everyone and we are continously striving to develop to ensure we can welcome everyone. We have designated accessible parking near to the arena entrance, accessible toilet facilities and changing facilities in both the arena and campsites an we offer assistance and transport between the campsite and arena. We also have interpreters on site who work alongside some music artists and are on hand should you need assistance.
We offer complimentary PA/carer tickets bookable through the Glas-Denbury office on email@example.com. We will ask for supporting documentation. Please make sure that the person who attends with you as your PA/Carer is willing and able to assist you throughout your visit and would be available and able to help you in an evacuation.
Please do contact the office to discuss disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. The festival is a working farm site but we endeavour to fulfill any requirements. We have a fabulous crew who are on hand to help anyone who needs our assistance. Please click here for our accessibility statement, and know we are striving to make the festival as accessible and usable as possible for every user and adapt wherever necessary.
If you do not have a documented disability but feel you need assistance to access the festival, please contact us. Anyone turning up on the day without making prior arrangements may not be able to access our facilities if they are at full capacity. Wherever possible we will try to accommodate any requests. We are here to make your Glas-Denbury weekend a good one!
“Anyone who has fond memories of Glasto but can’t face the idea of the crowds and mud with small people, Glas-Denbury might just be the festival for you. Celebrating the South West’s talented musicians, artists, writers and entertainers, it’s a family friendly music festival on green fields. Nominated for several awards, the festival organisers are committed to making it “comfortable, safe, happy and inspirational” – it’s definitely on our list this year.”
Stephanie Darkes, Devon Life May 2017
“Wonderful family festival in a stunning location with something for everyone. We took our 5 month old daughter and my dad along and it was the first festival they had been to and we all had an absolute blast. Fantastic food, great stalls and a diverse lineup across multiple stages make this a must for festival goers. As family festivals go this is right up there with Camp Bestival only with nicer camping. Thank you Glas-Denbury for a brilliant weekend. X” Ryan Beange
“Very informative website with details about each music act made me change my plans for the weekend. I wasn’t disappointed. The reception from all the crew was very welcoming. The layout of the festival made it easy to move around and see all the events. The music was superb. My first visit and I hope it won’t be my last. A very special Saturday from Noon to Midnight. Thank youWe had such a great day. We recommend it to people all the time. Looking forward so much to this years event. Fingers crossed for a sunny weekend again. Thank you guys”. Peter Chatfield 2017
“Fantastic little festival. plenty to do for the whole family. a good range of food including vegetarian and vegan options. all of the food vendors were well versed in allergies and we’re very helpful with all our enquiries. very helpful and polite staff. the toilets were clean which is unheard of at festivals. there were plenty of different acts to cater for pretty much everyone. but the best thing was that everyone was respectful and cleaned up after themselves. Lots of people enjoying themselves and not over indulging. can’t wait to come back next year” Justin Pursglove – 2017
Meet Glas-Denbury’s Guardians. These wonderful people are as passionate as we are about community, collaboration and support and it is these people who make up our crew. From all walks of life they give up their time to come together to support, plan, build, decorate and run the festival.
It is truly awe inspiring to watch what a group of kind human beings can achieve together for the benefit of others.
Our pledge to the community we exist and are situated in;