After many months of behind the scenes searching for and negotiating with potential venue sites, and dismissing the majority as not being able to meet all our requirements, I am now incredibly proud and pleased to be able to announce that ManorFest 2022 will be our first outdoor 3 day festival following on from the decision to transition from an indoor venue to a full blown outdoor event.
Whilst ManorFest has been very successful as an indoor festival, we were extremely limited in the number of attendees we could fit into our chosen venue, and therefore the number of tickets we could sell. If we were then further affected by reducing ticket numbers due to possible future indoor crowd restrictions, the whole future of ManorFest would have been in doubt.
It has always from the word go, been my overriding principle to provide superb bands and performers at a reasonable ticket price, and to cover a spectrum of musical tastes in the Heavy Metal genre.
ManorFest 2022 will do this and more!
It does mean however, that we are having to move the festival from our Yorkshire roots to a different part of the country. We are going to hold ManorFest 2022 at Whittlebury Park, Whittlebury, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 8WP. This is a truly spectacular site right next door to Silverstone, home to the British Grand Prix 2021, and situated approximately 10 mins drive from Junction 15 on the M1. It is incredibly easy to access from most parts of the country.
I appreciate that some people may be disappointed that we have made the decision to move the festival, but believe me, you will be more than happy with the venue we have chosen. Whittlebury Park is a large site with ample camping space and vast experience in dealing with large crowds using the Park’s facilities, and is in a beautiful rural location. We hope to use this venue for many years to come.
What’s not to like?
As well as locating and booking this fantastic site, I have been very hard at work sourcing and booking fantastic bands from across the UK and beyond, ….you will be very pleased!
The festival will open on Friday 27th May and close end of Sunday 29th May 2022.
We will be providing different levels of camping facilities, VIP, glamping, disabled, and standard pitches. Event tickets will be available to cover the whole weekend and there will be a limited amount of day tickets and child tickets (under 14 years old) also available.
And some more good news!
Those fantastic people who have stuck with us and rolled their tickets over from 2020 and 2021 can convert those tickets into VIP weekend tickets without any extra charge. This is a measure of our appreciation to you guys and our thank you!
For everyone else who attends the inaugural event in 2022, we will also offer them 10% discount on 2023 tickets when they become available the following year.
This is a giant step forward that my team and I are taking, we are creating a brand-new event from the ground up and we will move heaven and earth to make it a success. We have all had a torrid time over the last couple of years and have greatly missed getting together with our friends and celebrating great music and having fun, not to mention enjoying a few beers!
Check out the ManorFest 2022 poster…..can you believe this line-up?
There are still many more Bands to announce……stand by to be amazed!
We will be announcing ticket prices soon and the various options available for camping.
Whittlebury Park Hotel will also have a limited number of rooms available at a special rate for those who may want the comfort of a hotel room, and there will be other local accommodation in the surrounding area should some people wish to stay off site.
Again, details will be announced later.