Camping, Glamping, Comedy And Rock and Roll – Tribfest Is Here Again

The biggest and best music festival returns to East Yorkshire over the weekend of August 16th -19th. Up to 5000 fans are expected at the 6th festival being held at the new venue of and this year’s festival includes 22 top tribute acts and also includes additional stages for Folk acts, unsigned from across Britain and the Laughing Bull Comedy festival.

The main focus of the festival remains top tribute acts and this year’s line up is the best one to date with 22 acts performing across the weekend. Festival favourites such as Badness, Kazabian, Black Eyed Peaz, Abba Revival ,Green Date and Heart of Glass are joined by a wide range of newcomers including tributes to Snow Patrol, The Cure, Levellers, Blues Brothers and the Police

There are three great new Headline acts – The Clone Roses are here for anyone who couldn’t make the big comeback gigs by the Stone Roses during the summer, Queen tribute the Bohemians and Ben, a brilliant tribute to the former King of Pop himself Michael Jackson

This year’s festival has a salubrious new home on the grounds of Sledmere house, a stately home north of Driffield. Not only does this offer a fantastic new location for the festival but it provides massive grounds for the campsite and has on site facilities for campers which have been used by the Camping and Caravan Club of Great Britain.

More and more people are taking the advantages of the VIP package. This offers the opportunity to see a further 26 tribute acts within the VIP Marquee including U2, Bad Manners, Joy Division, Jessie J, REM, The Cult, Meat Loaf and the Doors.

The VIP package also offers the opportunity of glamping (glamorous camping) at Tribfest, through heated seating areas, hog roasts, Jacuzzis and separate bars.

Campers at the festival even have the opportunity to go further upmarket through the availability of Festihuts – these are weatherproof chalets which accommodate up to four people and even come with their own beds and lanterns…

You can really go glamping at this festival by hiring a Festihut!

Tribfest is predominantly a festival of tribute acts but it is also a great opportunity to enjoy a range of music and comedy. The Laughing Bull Comedy Marquee provides an opportunity to check out 26 of the top up and coming comedians in a line up created by John Marshall who has supported The Laughing Bull Comedy evenings in Hull.

The Unsigned bands line up features bands from all over Britain who are courting record company attention whilst the Folk/Unsigned tent offers a wide range of folk and acoustic music. The Freedom Road Collective Acoustic Marquee also returns in Tribfest 2012. Set up with the idea of promoting the young talent in the region, the marquee will feature all under 18’s performing covers and original material in acoustic format.

Event Director Ed Faulkner is excited about this year’s festival

“Each year Tribfest is becoming bigger and bigger, tickets sales are at an all time high with more and more people coming from across the country each year.”

“The festival is gaining national recognition by the year and bringing more and more people into the area each year which is fantastic for the local economy.”

“We are now in our sixth year and over that time we have developed a trusted team of staff and volunteers that help make Tribfest what it is today. I am really proud of what we have achieved and excited about this year and future years to come!!”

Information on all of the performers and festival information can be accessed on

Over a thousand fans are also following the festival on the page ‘Tribfest Music Festival’ and as well as gaining daily updates fans will have the opportunity to review bands and interact throughout the festival weekend itself especially as there will be free Wi-Fi at the festival.

Tickets for Tribfest 2012 can be accessed from . Weekend tickets are £85 for adults and £45 Under 18s. VIP tickets are £130 and £50 respectively.

Daily tickets are also available but come for an enjoyable weekend, you won’t regret this.

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