The Blyth Power Ashes 2018

What The Ashes Did Next

Hello Everyone.

We are very happy to announce this year's Ashes will be happening on the weekend of 24th - 27th August again at The Hunters Inn, Longdon, near Tewkesbury. We are even happier to confirm that the work that had started on the shower/toilet block this year will be finished by next summer so hurrah for that!

Currently the line up is Blyth Power, Cracktown, Pog, Boy in the Cupboard, Lying Scotsman, The Lovely Brothers, Jammie Sammy, Combat Shock, Communist Homosexuals, Alcohol Licks, Will Gosling, Wob, Disorderville, The Antipoet, Michael James Parker, Paul Eccentric, Refuse/All, The Speech Painter, Radio KWG, Triggers Broom, Roots Quartet, Project Adorno, The Silver Fox, Verbal Warning, Monkish, Paul and Wendy Warning, Peaky Blinders, The Disinclined, Henry Lawrence and the Fellow Travellers, Fishwife's Broadside, Doctor Bongo, Boatless Maniacs, Mick Tyas, Too Many Dragons, The Sturdy Beggar, Johnny Campbell, Rachel Pantechnicon, The Metatrons and Jerry Hellfire. If you aren't on the list and should be, panic not, Annie left her list in Brighton, just give her a reminding nudge. On the other hand, if you are on the list and shouldn't be, do tell her that too!

Just a Minute, Morris Dancing and the Ashes Dog Show will all be back, together, we're sure, with a whole host of other ever more unlikely occurrences.

This year of course saw Blyth Power regain the Ashes from new challengers Ketamine Village, who looked rather familiar to many of you, apparently. Do come along and help us lose the dratted things again next year please...

There will be again be all kinds of events planned for the younger brethren among you, with Silver Fox and Bemps continuing to make Storytime an event if they remember and stay sober enough.

Tally Ho! will once more be keeping the less noticing among you abreast of daily happenings thanks to the tireless efforts of our journomonkeys in the back of the van.

Monday will see the return of the Blyth Power Summer Fete, with the much enjoyed tug of war and hopefully ever more unlikely stalls. Expect three legged races, egg and spoon, sack races and the like once again.

This year it is looking like Ashes Monday will feature Paradise Razed, after Hugo's completely failed to bother with a referendum on the subject, preferring to take no chances and deliver a result himself.

As last year the pub will be open for food over the course of the weekend, and snacks will once again be available outside the marquee, together with real ales and ciders. The pub will be open Thursday evening as well and there is a growing band of early birds so do feel free to turn up then and join us.

Entertainment will again run through from Friday evening, throughout Saturday, Sunday and on into Monday. Do camp over until Tuesday. It will be bloody marvellous. As always bring as much firewood as possible for after hours singalongs please.

Anyone willing or eager to help out with door duties, sound duties, or crèche duties do please get in touch.

Ticket cost is £30 all inclusive for the weekend. Which we still happen to think is a pretty good deal for three1/2 nights and days of camping and entertainment. As always the event is free for under 18s.

Details of the venue can be found HERE and you can buy tickets through the Shop page.


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