Another great festival ended under clear skies and to a rousinng UB40 tribute set from Rats in the Kitchen. One thousand four hundred and fifty people attended, the early showers not daunting them in the least. The great music went on all day, while revellers sustained themselves with the super new food offer and the children found plenty to entertain them until well past their bed time! Once again, there was the most amazingly chilled vibe (Kineton, what's your secret?) and everyone was so happy. As well as having a great day out, we raised £8500 for our sponsored charities pushing the total over £30,000 in four years.
Thank you to all our generous sponsors, to the wonderful performers, to the many dedicated volunteers and to all those of you who attended and helped to ensure another special day at South Warwickshire's mini Glasto. We promised better views than Glastonbury, no mud and no queues for the loos...and we delivered. We have them worried!
Hope to see you again next year!
Details of the new food offer for this year's festival.
22 June 2016
To increase your enjoyment of the festival even more, for this year, we have completely overhauled our food offer. On both Friday and Saturday, we have a range of Indian dishes from the ever popular Shukurs of Kineton along with gorgeous crepes from Crepes 'O' Mania. On Saturday, this is joined by authentic paella from El Picoteo Tapas, tasty wraps and panini from The Coffee Stop and Deli, lovely teas coffees and cakes from our ever popular café and, of course, the festival BBQ. To wash all this down, we have the excellent Purity beer and jugs of Pimms from the bar. Sweets and ice creams for the kids too (both big and small)!
People, what more could you need?
The festival has been awarded a £2500 development grant by Warwickshie County Council
4 January 2016
Organisers of Kineton Music Festival are very pleased to have been awarded a development grant of £2500 by Warwickshire County Council to support its development.
Warwickshire County Council announced the first round of winning bids in October from the fund that has been established to support tourism and cultural events. This recognises the importance of the visitor economy for Warwickshire in terms of growth and jobs.
The tourism event grant scheme was unveiled earlier this year by Warwickshire County Council inviting bids from organisations planning to hold events or festivals.
The scheme attracted strong interest with 32 bids from a diverse range of projects from across the county. Nine grants were awarded in the first round and Kineton Music Festival was one of these. The grants come as part of Warwickshire County Council's commitment to the tourism and culture sector.
Part of the criteria for successful bids was to demonstrate how the funding could be used to develop sustainability. At the heart of this initiative is the belief that such investment reaps longer term benefit for the local economy by giving local organisations the opportunity to attract visitors and boost the economy.
Cllr Philip Johnson, Chairman of the Communities Overview and Scrutiny committee, added: "Warwickshire has so much to offer visitors and events and festivals are a big part of the visitor-experience, so we are delighted to support these events and keen to hear from any others that would like to apply for the next round of grants."
The festival already attracts many visitors from outside the county and organisers are developing plans to promote the use of local hotels and B&Bs and encourage visitors to spend the whole of the festival weekend in the area and taking in some of the many attractions it has to offer.