The Sober Fest presents a small and intimate sober micro pop up boutique spiritually based festival, for conscious clubbers, sober ravers & those in recovery. We believe that sober raving and ecstatic dance go hand in hand as they are both based around sobriety. We are great advocates of the “ecstatic dance” principle, which is all about letting go of self-imposed restrictions in a safe environment.
Imagine, attending a festival that has no association with alcohol or drugs or being surrounded by those who do. As well as being a substance free event, we believe strongly that spirituality and vegetarianism go hand in hand. Therefore, no meat products are allowed at our festival. The festival incorporates music and dance that is all tied in with a spiritual ethos. Run over a week-end (3 days from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th, 2019.)
Our ground breaking, sober festival includes everything required to have a fantastic experience and all for the price of the ticket. Simply turn up with your weekend case (and your sleeping bag.) You won’t have to worry about another thing – apart from, simply having a great time.
As you may be aware festivals can be pretty expensive. According to research carried out by the Association of Independent Music Festivals in 2014. On average every visitor who attended a festival spent on average more than £466. This did include the actual ticket price itself, but not the additional cost of providing the accommodation, which added to this figure.
Our mission is to offer every festival goer who attends our festival. The Opportunity of not having to spend a single penny more than the ticket price (unless of course you want to) for the duration of our festival. The location of the Sober Fest 2019 is located off the both M1 and M6 close to the village of Lutterworth.
The sober fest 2019 offers a real shared community spirit as we only sell a maximum of 500 tickets. This is in order to make our festival a truly intimate and unforgettable experience for all who attend. We want to give all who attend our sober music festival, an opportunity to mix with other like minded attendees over the weekend.Let’s face it. Most of us has been to festivals up and down the country. Whereby due to the vast number of festival goers, we often pass each other, like ships in the night! Our sober festival gives you an opportunity to make new friends and share your love of everything spiritual with them.
You have heard it said before and it is certainly true at our Sober Fest “Arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend.” So exactly what is included in our “ground breaking” festival? Well here are a few reasons:
Camping Tent Accommodation – (included in the ticket price) Please don’t be confused with offers of “Free Camping” only to find you need to buy your own tent and carry it to and from the festival. The Sober Fest is truly unique in that you simply turn up with your weekend bag and leave the rest to us.
Food: You will be given 5 food vouchers (included in the ticket price) to purchase food from any of the traders at the venue. Please note that there will be no meat products sold on the site, with the food traders shall be providing only vegan or vegetarian food.
A guaranteed 2 hours of free Yoga & Meditation classes (1 hour per day on Saturday and Sunday - included in the ticket price)
Fundraising: Part of the profits generated will go to our addiction project. One of the main reasons why donating to a “not for profit” addiction organisation is the relationship between addiction and sober raving. Whilst many people choose to not drink or take drugs, as a lifestyle choice. Unfortunately, many people do not have such a choice and by deciding to take the sober path, it is for the many who struggle daily in their lives.
Festival Times: Friday Gates open 12 noon with 2.00 pm official opening – Sunday 11.00 pm official closing. All ticket holders must vacant the site by 12.00 noon Monday. All ticket holders must be prepared to sign an agreement that will leave behind only footprints. We are committed to making the festival as Green as possible.
Workshops: There shall be a number of free workshops available to you – all relating to the overall ethos of the festival. These will include yoga & meditation classes with more to be added. You will also find an interesting array of spiritual traders and service providers.
Music: The main marque has music that is based around “EDM House Based Music” which shall be delivered by amazing DJ's including the legendary headline act "Brandon Block." The top international magazine "DJ Mag" named Brandon in the best 100 DJ's in the world 5 times from 1997 - 2001, with him peaking in 1997 at number 27.
You can also experience other forms of music genres including the exhilaration of Tribal House Dance Music, Chill-out sets plus a lot more. In essence, the musical theme of the festival will be based around having a spiritual connotation. As a result, all festival goers are encouraged to experience the concept of “ecstatic dance.”
The chill-out marque is there for festival goers who want space to relax and chill-out. It is there for people who are feeling anxious or overwhelmed by the whole festival.
Security etc: There shall be both security and first aid present at the festival for your health and well-being. We operate a zero drugs policy along with a zero tolerance of any drunken behaviour. Any person causing problems for any other ticket holder/s, shall be removed from the festival by security – permanently. All attendees shall be required to sign a “Code of Conduct” agreement, together with supplying 1 x passport photo.