Galtres Festival 2010, 2011 and 2012
We were invited by James Houston (Director of Forest of Galtres Festival) to contribute our unique brand of the carnivalesque to what had, up until that point, been primarily a music and beer festival. It’s safe to say we didn’t disappoint – check out the photos!
For those of you who haven’t experienced the delights of this small but perfectly formed festival, 2012 is the year to join us there – get your tickets at www.galtresfestival.org.uk
“…and of course the Galtres Festival also featured the multi-faceted and talented Arts Barge Project (who incidentally worked to entertain punters across all stages this weekend with a range of instruments and eager guests). It really is all top stuff from a truly diverse troupe of predominantly local musical talent” (Easingwold Advertiser, 2010).
Galtres enjoyed its most successful, not to mention muddiest, year so far with record numbers of festival-goers braving the appalling weather out of sheer love for what this fantastic festival offers. The Arts Barge Marquee did its bit to keep punters warm, comfy and entertained while the rains fell and the muds gathered – highlights included our very own in-house band Bargestra who played to a full tent throughout the weekend and Black Velvet Dance who put on a Salsa lesson in wellies! Glorious Tea Parties were true to their name while Sizzle and Spice worked tirelessly to provide that all important curry for hungry waders who actually made it to the food-counter. Arts Barge also did a top job of warming up the intrepid hard core who flocked to see the Saturday cabaret, headlined by that anarchic bundle of raw energy, the unforgettable John Ottway.
“Galtres positively shone, with the Little Top and the Arts Barge tent in particular producing some outstanding vibes” (Festivals For All: Barrie Dimond 2011).