The Easter holidays are over, which means most students are submerging from their month of denial back to Selly Oak for the season of library all nighters, constant googling of ‘jobs you can get without a degree’ and popping pro plus like their going out of fashion. But do not fear troops, Valefest 2016 is coming.
As June hits and you and the learning centre go your separate ways the 4th June celebrates the ends of exams and Valefest’s 12th Birthday in style with six stages of music and comedy in an all day extravaganza that has something for everyone.
The work of 50 hard working student volunteers, Valefest is an annual event that has gone from strength to strength through the years, raising money for a range of charities and bringing people together-be they UoB students, members of the local community, other students in the West Midlands, or anyone else. With 100% of ticket sales going to charity, the festival raised an amazing £30,000 last year and are hoping to raise even more for this year’s chosen charities: Birmingham Children’s Hospital and The Against Malaria Foundation. Valefest also aims to be a ‘green’ festival with efficient power supplies and recycling points, they really have thought of everything.
Taking place in the Vale Village, beautiful surroundings for a brilliant day of music. From the acoustic stage with comfy sofas and acoustic bliss, a chilled out way to spend a sunny afternoon, to the hilltop dance tent for if you’re looking to get a bit more of a sweat on, providing all day bass and beats. However If you’re only really going to get your mosh on the alternative stage provides rock and indie bands and the main stage will be hosting this years headliners, promising a range of genres and a day to remember. The party doesn’t stop there though as tickets provide entrance to the after party in the duck and scholar, meaning you can groove on into the night.
Not only will their be great music throughout the day, the festival also provides comedy, battle reanactments, face painting and more. All these activities will surely work up an appetite but do not fear as there will be a range of Birmingham’s best caterers, many of who you may recognise from Digbeth’s very own dining club.
So stop moaning that you didn’t get a Glasto ticket or crying over reruns of Coachella, crack out your ridiculous flower garland headband and get yourself to Valefest. Burn FM will be covering the event, so keep an eye out for exclusive interviews and coverage, and come have a chat with us on the day.
Tickets for Valefest are now on sale! More information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/481800012021694/