The Fling Festival 2015
The Fling Festival returned to Hylands Park, Chelmsford on Saturday 4th July, 2015.
The Festival is like no-other, curated purely for adults. A bespoke day of live music, burlesque and cabaret, surreal theatre and immersive arts and crafts, the scrummiest food and more await those who visited the intimate tented venues, in the gorgeous landscaped Hylands Estate.
Headlining this year’s musical feast were the world-renowned Dub Pistols. Fronted by Barry Ashworth, the Dub Pistols have worked with The Specials, Madness and have taken their “mighty reggaematic bass-driven live machine” around the world. Renegade Brass Band, “the best brass band working out of Britain!”, (according to Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music), combine eight horns with two percussionists, scratch DJ and live MC, and played their raw brass sound and high-energy live show to The Fling Festival 2015. BBC 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny made a very special DJ set appearance, and the Festival also welcomed Leddra Chapman, hailed as one of the most gifted young songwriters in Britain today.
All of this plus an abundance of local talent across four music stages, including Paolo Morena, Little Donkey, The Midnight Barbers, Secret Company, Stealing Signs, The Kubricks, Creme de Chevre, ukulele group D’Ukes, Band of Fools, Tall Dark Friend, Ady Johnson, Animal Noise, Papa Shango, Bakerside and 12 piece group Nat & The Noise Brigade, brought their eclectic mix of brass, wind, strings and more to Hylands Park.
See our What's On section for full Festival line up
The Festival has now taken place.
The Fling Festival is proud to be part of the Association of Independent Festivals .
The Fling Festival 2015 is produced by the Cultural Events Team at Chelmsford City Council and with support from High Chelmer Shopping Centre, Essex & Suffolk Water, Printing Place, Essex Chronicle, BBC Essex, First Group, 1159 Productions, Sshhh Events, Heybridge Creative, Bassment, Comedy Club Ltd, Bella Rose, Dancing Giraffe, and Chelmsford The City Times