2018 Super Earlybird Tickets – Now Available
(Please Read the Terms and Conditions at the end of the page before booking.)
August 10-12th 2018
Site Address – Newnham Park, Plympton, Devon, PL7 5BN
We are making 50 Super Early Bird Tickets available to our regular customers at £50 + £5.00 Booking Fee
In 2017 we upped our Numbers and our Production Quality. However in 2018 there will be NO INCREASE IN SIZE, but expect another HUGE jump in ENTERTAINMENT PROVISION. There will be a small increase in admission charge to cover this as we feel Value for Money in Festival Production should be met in all respects.
Super Early Bird Tickets will give a significant saving over the Standard Admission Price for 2018
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LOVE SUMMER 2018 – ADULT SUPER EARLY BIRD
LOVE SUMMER 2018 – UNDER 18 SUPER EARLY BIRD
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(No admittance to unaccompanied Under 18’s)
LOVE SUMMER 2018 – SUPER EARLY BIRD FAMILY GLAMPING PACKAGE (ONLY 5 AVAILABLE)
We know how expensive it can be taking the whole family for a festival experience so we try to offer something affordable and fun to people on a budget. Our Earlybird Family Glamping Package consists of
- 4 Person Bell Tent with Mattresses and Decoration (erected for your arrival)
- 2 Adult Weekend Entry Tickets
- 2 U18 Weekend Entry Tickets
- Private Portable Loo with a key
Our Price for this is £375 – For Devon in August we think this is exceptional value for money
BOOK A PRIVATE PORTABLE LOO WITH A LOCK & KEY FOR THE WEEKEND
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Da Small Print……. Please Read before purchasing invites
This is a family friendly event and is very much orientated towards attendance by children. We expect all campers to respect this particularly in relation to the no-smoking ban within enclosed spaces, and the movement of vehicles on the site.
The Campsite is located at Newnham Park, Plympton, Devon, PL75BN we will send out maps with the invites closer to the event. Anyone travelling from afar or wishing to book a hotel! please get in touch and we will let you have any information you need. Camping is available from Friday 10th from 1.00pm, however there will be no entertainment until 4.00pm, food stalls will close by 2.00am. Music will finish at 7.00pm Sun 12th August. Last departure from site will be 1.00pm on Monday 13th August
There is no admittance to anyone under the age of 18 without accompaniment by a parent or guardian, or at the very least a responsible adult. Proof of age may be required to obtain entry.
There will be no Bar on site, campers will need to bring their own. The sale of alcohol on the site by anybody is strictly prohibited under the terms of the license. We would like the children to be able to run around barefoot, please remember this when purchasing your alcohol and bring cans or plastic bottles wherever possible
Dogs are permitted on site, however they must be on a lead or tied up in your camp at all times unless away from the campsite for exercise. No exceptions will be made to this (including for my dog). We will not tolerate dogs running around the site!
No private generators or soundsystems, if you want to be perform, play, DJ or just blatantly show off contact us and we can arrange this. If you want your own private portaloo for your group, contact us in advance and we will arrange this for you at cost price ready for when you arrive.
Trading – All sale of goods on the site is by prior arrangement with the organisers. To trade within our market area, or to bring a stall to sell your wares please contact us at email@example.com. The sale of any Substances, Gases or Paraphernalia regardless of being Legal, Illegal, Herbal or Otherwise as deemed inappropriate for a family event will not be tolerated at our events, this includes tobacco and smoking products..
The event is restricted to 1000 invited guests, once reached there will be no further invites available.
We accept no responsibility for this event not going ahead due to circumstances beyond our control i.e. Acts of God, Foot & Mouth, Outbreak of War etc!
No cars are permitted on site, if you are dropping a caravan or trailer you will be allowed 30 minutes to unhitch and site. Failure to comply may result in you being asked to leave site
Love Summer Festival 2017 – Official Video
Try it on HD through a big screen the quality is awesome, massive thanks to Old Rouge Productions you really know how to capture the spirit of an event
Love Summer Crew & Customers…. Look at YOU!
What a truly awesome bunch of really nice people you are, we are humbled by you all. Festivals are about people, real people! This vid screams REAL LIFE at us all the way through.
Here’s a few facts about this year :-
14 Day Site Possession – Officially we were on holiday LOL!
No Mud (No plant on-site either, built with blood, sweat & tears)
No Emergency Services or Security Incidents
1000 Customers – Youngest under 1, oldest I know of 84
1000 Crew & Performers – Approximately 20% paid, 80% Volunteers
1600 Litres of Diesel
1500m of Herras Fence
200Kw of Power required to run FULL TILT
£3K to insure you all
12 Tonnes of Refuse
The best Crew EVER – Standard!
Nearly 1000 Cable Ties!!!!!
Unconditional Love – Immeasurable
After 7 years of hard work from many many people, some still with us and some moved on, I truly believe we have all created a festival model without the need for greed, where the desire to provide empowerment to entertain or be entertained has overridden everything to become the “rich return” we all crave and desire in our leisure time. I’ve been going to festivals all my life and I’m telling you, you lot are proper doing it for me right now, every member of crew and customer is buying into this, you’ve made it real!! No Smoke or Mirrors Required!!!!!!!
We Thank You All from The Bottom of our Hearts
Keep On Keepin It Real
Billy, Jane & all the Love Summer Crew xx
Here’s a great Vid of the Bassfunk Casino. Massive thanks to Paddy & all the Bassfunk Crew and Performers.
Applications to Trade at Love Summer Festival 2018 are now OPEN
We are a small Family Festival Located at Newnham Park Estate, Plympton, Devon, PL75BN
Our License for 2018 is confirmed and our Dates are 10-12th August 2018. Our footfall for the 3 days is expected to be approximately 2500 being a mix off all ages including lots of children.
We do not charge crazy prices to our traders as we seek high quality vendors who can supply a vibrant and artisan service to our customer. Unique or quality hand crafted goods are always well received as are applications from Artists.
Details about pitches, prices etc and submitting an application are all contained in the link below
WoW! what an amazing space this was, huge thanks to Paddy, Matt, Windmill and all the Bassfunk crew & Performers. This was our Flagship venue for 2017, with such a varied line up and mix of Performers we have struggled for a single word to describe it , ECLECTIC doesn’t really do it justice, the atmosphere in there was ELECTRIC, so we’ve settled for “ECLECTIC ELECTRIC”
We saw some amazing Performers and Acts on the Casino Stage in 2017 here’s a few highlights – Photography is all by the wonderful James Hitchcock
This was a truly amazing gig, I met these lovely ladies at the Box Office as they arrived after a mudfest exit from Boomtown and a long drive to Devon, nevertheless totally focused & with one aim in mind to Knock The Rocks of Love Summer Festival…. Well girls!!! You certainly did that, we’re never going to hear the last of you two!
Thanks so much for coming to perform for us My Bad Sister you truly went the distance for us and delivered on all counts, awesome show and an incredible stage presence.
As ever with all Headline Acts there’s a Supefan who knows just that little bit too much about the act! This time it was the well known Photo Bomber our own Dave John who launched a Stage Invasion early doors. Professional to the extreme the girls incorporated this into the routine, it was a small stage though and it was quickly time for Dave to depart, exit stage front!! It was almost like they had met Dave before.
You can find out more about My Bad Sister here
If you like House & you like Disco then having the Legendary Startdust Collective on site was always going to be an awesome gig for you. As ever despite the early evening slot they didn’t fail to deliver. Absolute masters of mixing the bounciest tunes ever, great to see you Stardust.
You can find out more about Stardust Collective here
Naomi and All at Airfish Aerial Arts are another Crew that pulled out all the stops for us in 2017, despite it being the busiest weekend of the year and multiple major festival bookings they didn’t disappoint us – Love Summer loves you Airfish xx
Find out more about Airfish Aerial Arts here
It gave us great pleasure to welcome the Legend that is Electroswing DJ Aldo Vanucci to the Casino Stage in 2017 – Aldo is local to Plymouth so this was an absolute home ground match for him delivering a full 3 Points!!!!!
Judging by the Photos you may well have your own Superfan\Photobomber stalking you too!!
You can find out more about Aldo Here
We have loads more to add over the next few weeks and just to finish off here’s a storming set by DJ Stach on Saturday Afternoon
There’s that dude again he gets everywhere!
Find Out more about DJ STACH Here
Keep checking back for more as we are constantly updating, here’s a few of you enjoying yourselves, are you there?
2018 TICKET LINKS
To all the wonderful acts that performed for us in 2017, we SALUTE YOU! You are our Festival!!
The majority of Acts and Performers that grace our stages receive no recompense for their appearance, many do not even ask for expenses! They do this for a number of reasons.
- To Experience playing on a Festival Stage with a Professional Sound Crew, sometimes for the first time.
- To come to the Festivals and have a brilliant time, just like everybody else, plenty of us work our ticket!
- To gain exposure and promotion for their act and material.
Many of our paid bookings also appear on a greatly reduced fee to help keep ticket prices low and support what we do, many really go the extra mile (or 250) for us or we wouldn’t be able to deliver the show we do.
We think we are on the right track with the first two in the list, the third requires a little more work and that is the aim of the Love Summer Music Site to provide as much coverage as we can. Our Social Media and WordPress Blogs currently go out to approx 8000 people in the UK.
We are also constantly being asked to recommend acts and to provide booking details of acts people have seen out our events. We hope that providing this Showcase and actively promoting it will bring all our acts further business.
To Pull Everything together into one place we bring you:-
Our aim is to add details of all the Performers and Acts that have worked with us in 2017 over the coming weeks, we have some amazing footage and pictures from some awesome gigs
Applications to play at 2018 Festivals and Events are now live using the link below
We seek nothing from our Performers and Acts for providing this service, you have already provided the goods by working or offering to work with us. Promotions are a two-way street and we would wish to help you deliver your material and services to our friends & customers all year round not just for a weekend in August.
A great example of a Band that really delivered for us in 2017 is Suburban Symphony, they made a 600 round mile trip to make their debut in the Devon fields at Love Summer Festival 17. Tony Edwards ex front man of Torquay band Pipeline brought his new band Giz,Sam,Tom and Lewis down from there Lancashire base to play on the SuperSonics main stage on Saturday night. The Penultimate band on the bill took to the stage at 10pm and did not disappoint. Their support who traveled with the band to the festival were leading the charge at the front, even in the sound check the band and crowd were bouncing off each other. Local super fan Gladys was overcome with emotion and invaded the stage, it most of took her back to her Bay City Rollers days. The 40 minute set seemed to be over very quickly finishing up with their new release ‘Stepping Stones’ out now on Hilltown records #upthesymphony We really cannot thank you enough, what a gig!. Here’s a few “snaps” our Photographer James Hitchcock took.
If you want to show your support for Live Music and show support for Real Live Musicians why not download their latest track Stepping Stones Here we did
I you would like to catch Suburban Symphony Play Live again you will find their upcoming gigs HERE
We now have all Ticket Types & Glamping available in the Box Office, just click the tiles below.
The Super Earlybirds will only last a few more days and then we will be moving to Standard Entry Price when the next batch of tickets are released. We cannot believe how fast they have gone!!
We have started to update the website for 2018 and are adding all the amazing stuff you did in 2017. We have loads of amazing media so it’s going to take a few weeks to get it all up. Please Share & Like any images or pages you like on the website by using the buttons at the bottom of each page.
We have loads more to put up and lots of promotional material for all the Acts & Performers that appeared with us in 2017 – So keep checking back for this and loads of exciting new stuff we have planned for 2018
YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET!
Well my Lovelies…. What Can I say, we’re home now and had 24hrs sleep after 2 weeks Funemployment in the fields with you all. It still hasn’t quite sunk in yet what you all achieved, but one thing I know is that this year it really came together, the hard work and dedication that has been put into this event by a huge number of people over 2017 really shone through, control of the event is no longer with a few people it has spread through to others who have most definitely picked up the ball and run with it, you blew us away, beyond anything we could dream of.
During the clean-up process we have had a chance to reflect on the combined achievement of us all and feel we have all created something very special. Moving forward into 2018 we already have our License in place and have taken a decision that we will NOT be increasing the size of the event, our focus will remain on the quality of our entertainment and production provision. The Performers, Entertainers & Production Crews have 200% proved this year that this is where our future lies, the show that you provided for us this year was phenomenal for such a small event.
All our site crew from the build\break crews to Stewards, Medical & Security have grafted this year and it certainly showed, it humbles us greatly and we are proud to be working with each and every one of you. One thing is for certain the place was run by a TEAM, the event didn’t need YOU the whole place was YOU, you cannot direct something like this, it’s dynamic and just has to happen, hence the quality of the outcome depends entirely on the attitude and approach of these people, there’s no Manual or Job Spec, there’s no dress rehearsal or dry-run, there’s little money and not a lot of thanks, it’s bang in your face from gates open and TEAM LOVE SUMMER the results speak for themselves.
Over the coming year we have made a decision to channel all our work into Love Summer alone, at times this year we became stretched due to involvement with other events, you have our assurance that we will be working for the next 51 weeks of the year to help build on the success you have all created. With over 800 Crew on site it is going to take us a little while to thank you all and it’s now almost impossible for me to get everyone in a single post without missing people out but I will try to make a start below and will be giving full coverage to you all on our website over the coming weeks:-
Charlotte, Jay, Windmill, Alice, Julia, Vicky, Jan & all that worked in the Box Office, a first-class front of house crew.
The Windmill & Team – You Rock & Rolled It
MJT Security Services – Thanks for keeping us safe 😊
LITTER & RECYCLING
Glen, Jackie, Ruth, Fraser, Sky, James & all your Crew, this is one of the hardest & most physically demanding job on site and if not done properly it really shows, we are sooooooo lucky to have you on the Team, when we left the place was MINT better than when we arrived.
Neil, Tim and all at Future Technical Solutions, the clues in your name…. our Future lies with you and your exemplar production management. You took us where we wanted to go, RONSEAL CREW – Do exactly what it says on the tin – High Quality Job FTS
Recharged Sound & Light – Dave, Joe, Emma, Gelf, Kieran, James, Ash, Will, Simon, Ben, Craig, Claire & all the Recharged Crew, faultless, consistent and professional production management and delivery – “The Dave” what can we say!!!!!
DanceDanceDance & XYZ – I don’t know what to write apart from Wow!Wow!Wow! – Christian, Sam, Kenty, Fraser, Alex, Wez and all the people that put in so much effort at the Love City Stage, words truly fail me! An incredible piece of awesomeness in every respect, you knocked the ball right out of the park. Skizzo Friday night!, will never here the last of it from the young uns!!!!!! LEGEND!
Sounds Live – John, Georgina and all at Sounds Live – A fantastic job as ever, crisp, clear and professional to the max – It wouldn’t be a Live Stage without you. On Point in every respect.
THEATRE & ART
Bernie, Jazzy, Yannis and all at Seagurls and all in the paint shop, you put the “icing on our cake” and I soooo look forward to my meetings with you, contact with your crew should be bottled and given as an anti-depressant, your silliness and fun knows no boundaries. We would so love to work with you all again in 2018.
Eric, Teri, Andy, Suzanne, Nobby, Karl, Anji and all that produced the site décor, it looked the nuts, so much work has gone into this before we came to site, sensational effort!
Mary, Suzy, Catherine and all the Medical Crew, it was like having our own mini hospital on site, thanks for looking after us we couldn’t do this without you. We love you, yes we do!!!!
To Adam our new site manager, thanks for being my “Right Hand Man” we get put through the SH1T, quite literally sometimes and anyone that can make it as much fun as you did can run my site any day. To the grafters, Campbell, Dave John, Javen, Mansour, Dom, Jan, Winston, Nikki, Fraser, (sorry don’t know your friends name Fraser but he’s way up the list) Flo, Pottsy & Co. & massive thanks to James Waughby our all-round “goto guy”. There’s loads more here I’ve missed so crew leaders please tag people up, there’s been a monumental effort by all.
To Pete, Scott & all the Plympton Crew at Brandon Hire – You got this sewn up like a kipper boys, you just keep getting better & better every year.
A huge thank you to Carmen for recruiting and running our Fluorescent Army of Stewards. From Curly Phil & Co all over it like a rash to Mike in Car Parks and Amber & Crew sorting the issues, there are just so many of you now that we didn’t get to meet you all, over the winter we will be making contact with all the volunteers that worked for the festival to give you a personal thank you, you lot are the glue that holds this thing together.
MUSIC & VENUE MANAGEMENT
To our Venue\Stage Managers and Music Directors, Pottsy, Alex, Angela, Dave, Paddy, Kate, Lee, Windmill, Shaun, Paul, Christian, Sam, you are an asset to any event and we feel proud and privileged to be working with you all as a team. The production of the event excelled in all areas and this was noticeable, we sincerely hope that our associations with you all can move forward to new heights in 2018
To Richard, Paula and all involved with Singing Drum and Gateway to the Heart, and to all our Holistic Therapists, thank you for bringing a little bit of calm to our fast pace of party life, looking forward to planning 2018 with you all to expand this area.
From the Pom Pom workshops & Circus Skills to Magician Pirates & Willow Working with crazy love hearts, stilt walkers & walkabout acts there was something for all children in this area. Special mentions to Crafty Monkeys who have been with us for always, Alf for being Alf, Air Fish for going beyond the call of duty to provide Aerial Acts and to Paul & Elaine for their amazing travelling Cinema to name a few. We will be featuring all the children’s acts and workshops that performed for you in 2017 on our website in the coming weeks as all are very special to us. We even had a little Zoo!!
To our 35 traders who came and supplied our every need for the entire weekend. Knockout, we wanted for nothing and the food was superb. Class Act you lot and see you all next year.
And last but by no means least to all our customers who came and partied for 3 days without a single incident of any note, this is pretty much unheard of in the Festival Business. You truly are Professional Party People, we had plenty of 1st time Festival Families on site this year and the example set by the kindness, humility and freedom to party attitude shown by you all inspires us to carry on providing Love Summer Festival for many years to come.
Thank You All from the very bottom of our hearts
See you in the fields
Billy & Jane xx
PS, please comment tag and generally big up anyone you think needs a special mention. I will have missed loads.