An annual, award-winning music festival is taking place on Salisbury Plain on July 1st - and it’s free to attend.

Figgle Fest, named mockingly after the mispronounciation of its location ‘Figheldean’, is run entirely by volunteers, and features 12 acts and bands, including Tumbleweed, D’Ska Assassins and Love is Enough. Live music includes a selection of genres: country, folk, blues, soul, ska, acoustic and even a DJ. 

Free Children’s entertainment will also take place, such as a bouncy castle, circus workshops (run by Circus Wessex) and their ‘infamous’ dunk tank.

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The festival, as ever, is free to attend but visitors are encouraged to make cash donations throughout the day to ensure it can continue each year.

Figheldean has been hosting events for numbers of years. The last village Fayre, ending in 2011, would attract over 2,000 people.

It was replaced the following year with a Picnic in the Park where live music was performed on a makeshift stage- using a lorry, until 2013, when Figgle Fest began.

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Volunteers from the Church and village events committee have been running these village events for years, including Figgle Fest, and more recently: Coronation and Jubilee celebrations. 

Figheldean Village Community Events Committee (FVCE) received an award from Wiltshire Council for their contribution to the community, which they’ve said they are “very proud of.”

Figgle Fest is taking place at 12 noon until 11pm in Figheldean Playing Field on July 1st.