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 in a beautiful village in Devon a festival was born! Glas-Denbury is held at the edge of glorious Denbury, at Fairfield Farm. The festival is run by a team of volunteers who all have the same passion for creating some Devon magic!
Glas-Denbury was born in 2013 and I knew exactly what kind of festival I wanted to create. I am passionate about bringing people together and creating opportunity and I love where I live, the South West and the people here. I am extremely lucky to live in Devon and I want to share this with everyone who comes to Glas-Denbury. I therefore ensure we showcase the incredible talent the South West produces; music, poetry, entertainment, food, crafts and so much more. Glas-Denbury is a “platform for passion” and gives opportunity to many artists, people, organisations and companies.
So what can you expect from Glas-Denbury? Let me start by telling you that I have 5 children, with a 10 year age gap between the eldest and youngest. 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 more importantly where I, as an adult, would enjoy myself too! 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 a product of my vision and imagination, in a world where I am a Mum in a busy, crazy, colourful home, in which 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 ensure everyone who attends the festival has an amazing and safe time. It totally bowls me over every year as 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
“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;