“Passion needs a Platform“
Hi there. My name is Emma and I am the organiser of Glas-Denbury Music & Arts Festival. It is located on the edge of the beautiful South Devon village of Denbury where I live with my 5 children, 2 dogs, 4 cats and some wonderful friends. Although we are only 3 miles or so from Newton Abbot one way and 4 miles from the A38 at Ashburton the other it feels like it is in the middle of paradise. The festival site is on Fairfield Farm at the edge of the village, home to a stunning award winning herd of Guernsey Cattle who produce Auntie Moo’s ice cream.
When I set up the festival back in 2013, I wanted to create a place where I could show off the incredible talent this area produces as well as creating a place where people of all ages could experience a little bit of magic and a bucket load of good human beings! Having 5 children spread over a large age range meant it was hard to find somewhere where I could take them and they would all enjoy themselves, so that was the starting point for the festival. I wanted to make sure that no matter how old you were you would come in and still love it. I wanted Grandparents dancing with their grandchildren, parents enjoying it with both their parents and their children and I also wanted to ensure that groups of adults or teenagers would also want to come and party hard! It is a festival solely produced by me, in my crazy, colourful home, where weird and wonderful things can happen every day (if you have a big family you will understand that!) The most wonderful thing is that about 2 weeks before a big group of amazing human beings I am privileged to call my friends all come out and start bringing all my plans to life. They appear from all over the village, area and from afar to come down and be part of the magical Glas-denbury family and it totally bowls me over every year. Our sole mission is to provide a place of joy and happiness for everyone in an old fashioned, traditional way, with a litle bit of festival quirkyness thrown in for good measure. So please – come experience it for yourselves and don’t forget to come and say hello to me and the glorious Glas-Denbury team!
Glas-Denbury is incredibly family friendly, run by parents who understand how important it is to be safe and have everyone entertained! We have free parking on site and the camping fields with room for camper vans and caravans are located right next to the festival arena. The festival has multiple music stages with a wide variety of music genres; Emporium, Vaudeville, Acoustic Garden, Glitter Disco, Soundlaunch Emerging Talent Stage and BBC Introducing. We also have the Pucker Poets Stage hosting poetry brands and names from across the South West and the Entertainment Stage hosts ventriloquists, magicians, childrens poetry, dance workshops and so much more! All line ups and details can be found on this website. The Free Harmony Healing Area provides a place to treat yourself to a number of therapies available or take part in one of the workshops including Laughter yoga, acro, hula hooping and so much more! Our colourful Butterfly Bazaar hosts a wide range of hand picked quality food stalls offering a wide range of foods to suit all, including little mouths, vegetarian, vegan and foods for those with food allergies.
Quick run down of the weekend;
The camping gates open at 2pm Friday and close 4pm Sunday. The actual festival arena runs from Friday 5pm through to 12.30am and on Saturday from 8am (for campers) and 10.30am (for day ticket holders) through to 12.30am. Standard size camper vans/caravans are permitted with a pass that must be purchased alongside the camping weekend tickets. You can also purchase a 2 day pass (without camping) to allow entry on the Friday and Saturday. Children 12 and under are free and we offer family tickets (for 2 adults and 2 teens) and we offer group discounts and carer tickets (with documentation) Please note there are limits on alcohol that can be taken into the campsite so please do check the camping page for this and no food or drink (except for bottled water and childrens snacks) is allowed into the actual festival arena. Please do not bring you dogs! You are welcome to bring chairs into the arena but please note these cannot be used within stages or marquees.
Please head into this website to find out more..it will hopefully answer any questions you may have but if not please do contact us on the contact us page. We look forward to welcoming you to Glas-Denbury!
Earlybird Tickets are going on sale soon. They can be purchased through this website, through the Glasdenbury head office on firstname.lastname@example.org or at a number of wonderful ticket agents throughout the area. Click on each agent to find out their location and opening hours etc. (Please note most agents will not accept credit cards) If you would like to be a ticket agent for Glas-Denbury get in touch!
DENBURY; Pit Stop Auto Services, Denbury. Telephone 01803 812042
CULT OF SUPERTED, Ted Evans Riviera FM Totnes and Torbay
PAIGNTON; Salon 1 Hairdressing, 6 Dartmouth Road, Paignton TQ4 5AQ 01803 557191
Accessibility at Glas-Denbury;
Glas-Denbury is for everyone and we welcome guests with disabilities. We have designated accessible parking near to the arena entrance, accessible toilet facilities and changing facilities in both the arena and campsites, assistance available between the campsite and arena and we offer complimentary PA/carer tickets bookable through the Glas-Denbury office (on presentation of the required supporting documentation) Please contact us on email@example.com to organise these and 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 also 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, especially between the camping site and the arena. Please click here for our accessibility statement, but 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
“A proper pucker decent down to earth happy smiley local music festival.”
Review Alex Croft – July 2014
We 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.
Esther Heath – Review February 2014
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;