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Really sorry, but sadly OUT West 2019 is no more……

Well sadly it’s the post that no-one wants to write, but despite so many people’s best efforts, sharing, prompting and general filling Facebook with posts, ticket sales remain too low for OUT West 2019 to continue. We are so very sorry that we couldn’t make it work this time. All ticket money will be refunded by Brown Paper Tickets or if you bought direct from Frome Wholefoods.For online sales you will be getting an email over the next couple of days from Brown Paper Tickets who will be dealing with your refunds. For Those who bought from Frome Wholefoods, please take your ticket back and you will receive a full refund – you will need the relevant ticket.
All Trader and Caterer deposits will be fully refunded and you will be contacted by email in the coming days.
We would like to thank everyone who really engaged with this last push for the Festival – it really showed a love and respect which we hugely appreciate – it means a great deal.And to those of you who supported the event, bought tickets, came and played, traded, fed and watered us all -much love. The messages of support, financial help, playing for free, reduced charges and offering whatever they can have been amazing – it’s truly blown us away.
Thanks also to all our infrastructure suppliers who have continued to support us over the last weeks – their good will allowed for one final push to see if we could get turn things around. Also to the Farm who were right in there from the beginning and allowing us the use of those beautiful fields, The Village, Wiltshire Licensing authorities, Police, Fire etc – all have been hugely supportive of the event over the past 6 years
And the most enormous love and deep respect to The OUT West Crew, past and present. You all helped shape our small event into something that was loved by many.
Whilst understanding the disappointment, we feel it’s important to look back and see what we all achieved over the last 5 years….. Highlights include but is not limited to 3 wedding parties, one engagement, the rarest of things embodied in a permanent license from Wiltshire Council, managing to still party despite 3 thunderstorms over 2 days, no tent thefts, only one tent left in the field EVER, building daftness, supporting local acts & Charities, a personal fav – having Dudley Sutton ( Tinker from Lovejoy/Pink Panther/Porridge amongst his roles in an immense career) playing not once but TWICE over the years and the brilliant Rare Species who have been integral in our World. And the cider….. Ahh the cider – well done Denis. . The Festival also brought together a huge cross section of people who would not normally get together and party in a field. Old Faces from the free party/festival days of yore, Villagers, Festival Goers, Farmers, Vicars, Local Councillors, the Young & not so Young, Ravers, Crusties, Festival Programmers and Organisers, Our Parents (!) – all represented and enjoying themselves.
Festivals are made not just by those who put them on, but also by those who attend – once again thank you from the very bottom of our hearts. It really is the attendees who make an event and you have done us proud. It is very important to keep small grass-roots festivals alive, so please do continue support for these events. Wonkey Donk/Dark Holler, OutCider/Cursus/InCider, Sistafest/Something Else in the Dunny are all Grass Roots Festivals that we have worked with and whilst being such different events, are fully deserving of your support. And not a small mention to Steve Henwood ( Colleague, Friend and lovely person) and The Bath Fringe – please continue to support these Community Events.
We would like to wish them and Everyone one else who is giving it a go ( there’s a few new small ones popping up in Wiltshire) and those who are supporting them the best of luck and total respect

This will be the last ever OUT West Festival – and you need to buy your tickets NOW!!

This is our 6th year and it’s been a helluva ride. After a long weekend’s deliberations, we’ve decided to make this the last Once Upon a Time in the West Festival, so lets make 2019 the best one and go out with a bang!!!! We will continue to work with other events both locally and nationally and do have a few ideas on the burner for a different style of event, in the coming years.

There are several reasons behind this decision, not least that we are completely self-funded ( ie – WE DON’T USE ANY OF THE TICKET MONEY TO PAY UPFRONT COSTS – IT’S ALL TOTALLY PROTECTED AND HELD BY THE TICKET AGENCY – WE RECEIVE THE TICKET MONEY AFTER THE EVENT – INCLUDING SALES FROM OUTLETS). Every year, we try to keep the ticket prices as low as possible, but again we have seen the cost of the festival go up and as festival goers across festivals are leaving ticket purchases to the last minute,we just can’t keep self funding the event.

So we need everyone to come together to make this last one the one to remember. Tell your friends how amazing it is! IF YOU WERE THINKING ABOUT BUYING TICKETS THEN YOU NEED TO GET THEM THIS WEEK – WE CAN’T STRESS THIS ENOUGH!!! Let’s see if we can whip up the biggest storm of a purchasing frenzy ever to have been witnessed in small festival land!!!! We have faith in you Lovelies!!!!

Get your tickets here –

Stewarding Positions now full!!

There’s been a huge amount of applications this year and we are now full. So if you’re coming along… now’s the time to buy your tickets!!!!!

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TRAIN TO SKAVILLE / THE BOOT HILL ALL STARS // CRINKLE CUTS / RHYTHMITES  + MANY, MANY MOREBack by popular demand – ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST FESTIVAL – returns for its much anticipated 6th annual outing in Summer 2019. 

Nestled amidst the bucolic meadows of Wiltshire’s charming West Ashton Village, O.U.T. West Festival is a West Country bonanza and will be popping up for another bumper weekend of fun from 12-14 July 2019. 

Crammed with a menagerie of musical acts, a slew of scrumptious ciders & ales, PLUS a gamut of games and extraordinary entertainments; O.U.T. WEST offers a bespoke festival experience like no other, and one that won’t break the bank either!

For over half a decade, O.U.T. West has proven itself as a surefire-hit amongst its many loyally returning revellers, yet a fixture in the festival calendar that still remains something of a best-kept secret… OUT THERE: FESTIVAL FUN, GAMES AND SO MUCH MORE

It’s not all about the music though. O.U.T. West is a festival experience like no other, with a radiant sense of fun that is sure to tickle any fancy. Here’s just some of the unique quirks and creations you’ll find on site, that truly set this festival aside from the pack… 

With the original ‘Cider Drinkers’ gracing the festival on the Sunday, it would be ungracious not to give them the warmest of receptions. Now a long-standing tradition at O.U.T. West, the annual CIDER SABBATH will be returning once again – an entire day dedicated to cider and all things West Country. The festival will be wheeling out rare ciders from its dedicated provider Press Head especially for the occasion to ensure that not only our expertly curated West Country-bred talent for the day (inc. The Wurzels and Citizen Fish), but every reveller in attendance, feel right at home. Individual day tickets for the Sunday Cider Sabbath are now on sale too, priced from £30 (+BF) – read on for ticket details. 

O.U.T. West prides itself on providing a variety of interesting and unusual workshops for you to get stuck into. Whether you’ve fancied trying your hand at something more conventional, say, axe throwing, or branching out with classes of comedy aerobics, making hurdles, or learning how to Gurn from Rare Species, there’s plenty for you to explore and enjoy across the site all weekend.

Tired of getting a long face at your standard festival long-drops? Well, this could be your chance to go-like-a-goddess for a weekend. Every year O.U.T. West gives one lucky festival goer the opportunity to win their very own exclusive loo for the entire festival duration. Christened Cloacina’s Closet and so named after the Roman goddess Cloacina “The Cleanser” herself, this private portaloo could be reserved just for you… 

Families have been enjoying and returning to O.U.T. West every year since its maiden year. With plenty of activities for children including a kids activity tent, climbing walls, and a range of games from Giant connect 4 to ping pong means there’ll be plenty to keep the little ones occupied. Plus, watch out for the Walkabout Theatre hosted by Rare Species, as well as specifically tailored workshops for kids offering them the chance to get to grips with fascinating country skills such as wood hurdling and woodwork.

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In 2019, O.U.T. West will once again be teaming up with a range of local food outlets and breweries and orchards to bring you the best festival food and drink in the county. This year, the festival will be local Craft Cider and Beer producers. In particular, the festival will be offering a range of delicious and unusual ciders from trusty local supplier Presshead Cider, as well as delightful array of brews from the Westbury micro-brewery: TheTwisted Brewing Company. Full list of food outlets to be confirmed in due course. 
 How do I Get Tickets?: 
In an era of sky-rocketing festival ticket prices, O.U.T. West breaks the curve to offers its revellers a bespoke and boutique festival experience that won’t break the bank.

Adult Weekend tickets are just £85.00 (+BF) and include tented camping. 

13-17 Year Olds Weekend tickets are priced at just £20.00 (+BF)
6-12 Year Olds Weekend tickets are priced at just £12.00 (+BF)
U-5 Year Olds Weekend tickets are priced at just £1.00 (+BF)

Day Tickets for the festival are now also on-sale from £30.00 (+BF) a day for Adults. 

Head to the website for the full range of tickets and prices:

[ Physicals tickets are also available locally from Frome Wholefoods, Cheap St, Frome. ]

Tickets now available to buy in Frome!!

Yep if you fancy saving yourself the cost of a booking fee, you can now buy tickets, including Day Tickets, direct and in person from….
Frome Wholefoods – 8 Cheap St , Frome  – 01373 473334 – FaceBook – @FromeWholefoods –  ask for Lucia or Elmer 

It’s CASH ONLY for these, so please come with the appropriate $$

Fancy joining the OUT West Team??

Here’s your chance!! We are currently open for Stewarding Volunteers. Please fill the form in HERE. You get a full weekend ticket, vehicle pass and a meal per shift. Shifts are rotated so that you aren’t on one position for the duration.

Line-Up so far….

There’s more to come, but we thought it’d be handy to see whats what in one handy poster…

3rd Line-up Announcement

Hope the heads are in suitable shape and not too sketchy…

So here it is – the 3rd line-up for the two main stages….

The Wurzels
Citizen Fish
Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons
The Rev Schnider and The Band of Angels
The Back Wood Redeemers
Dakka Skanks
JC’s Hopeless Sinners
The Straight Fits
Some Dogs
Gimme Gimme Gimmes
and Punk Karaoke with @Double J & The Great Rock n Roll Swindle

Tickets are available from