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Hello you bunch of raggle-taggle Ex-TunAs. Don’t worry I won’t be along all the time to spoil your fun, but will stop off from time to time. Very touched you’re carrying the TunA torch BTW (they don’t care about you…Ed).

You might hate this, but we put them on last Friday in Oxford and I love ’em. Fronted by Mike Oldfield’s son Luke.

Pip pip

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Great news from Battstock Towers; local singer/songwriter Phousa will be opening this year’s event along with members of The Batt School Choir. Phousa, who has just launched her debut EP, will sing a some of her own numbers and will then be joined by the choir who will be reprising a couple of numbers from their Summer production of Joseph.

Terms & Conditions

Battstock 2011

Terms of entry

1. No animals (except guide dogs) are allowed on site

2. No alcohol or glass can be brought onto the site. We reserve the right to confiscate said items at the point of entry

3. The site is entirely non-smoking

4. The Festival reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings without being liable to pay any compensation whatsoever.

5. The Festival accepts no responsibility for any injury, accident or loss of property during the event.

6. Ticket holders consent to inclusion in photographic, visual and audio promotion of the event.

Logo Competition Winners

Recently we ran a competition with Batt School pupils to design a logo for the festival. Thanks to everyone that took part. We had great fun judging it and here are the 3 winning entries.

Demelza’s entry (with a small amount of adaptation) will be used on our posters and t-shirts and all 3 winners will recieve an official t-shirt and CD of this year’s event.

We’re ecstatically pleased to announce that Canadian singer/songwriter Miriam Jones and her band will be joining us in September.

Her album Five Lives is fantastic and we think she’s the perfect addition to the bill.

Here she is with the utterly lovely Come Clean.

Hi there – tickets have started to sell on line for this year’s event, including some from a guy in Kent!! Our fame has spread to the Garden of England.

Even if you live in Lichtenstein you are get your tickets here.

Thrill Collins Join Us

Another day and another new band for this year’s Battstock. Thrill Collins (great name) play utterly brilliant skiffle versions of well known 80’s & 90’s tunes by the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Crowded House and yes, Phil Collins. 100% guaranteed to get you dancing!

Here they are with their version of Michael Jackson’s Balck or White.

Tickets On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Battstock 2011. Adults are just £7 and Under 16’s £3.

We SOLD OUT last year so book early and then you’re all sorted.

To buy your tickets click HERE

We’ll have news of Battstock T-shirts soon.

Following hard on the heels of our 1st act we’re delighted to tell you that we now have 2 more for this year’s event.

Leigh Mary Stokes from Portsmouth is only 19 but she’s already getting a name for herself by writing and performing some cracking pop songs. Here she is with Your Smile

The Outcast Band play hard hitting rock with folk and punk influences. If you like the Water Boys you’ll love ’em – oh heck, you’re going to love ’em anyway!

First Act Announced

We’re really excited to have our first act confirmed for this year’s Battstock.

Russell Morgan is a Cheshire based singer/songwriter with a wonderfully rich voice and writes earthy blues and soul songs with a hint of folk and pop. We think there is a touch of John Martyn about him.

Here’s Russell performing Move These Mountains

and as a contrast a track he did with New York musician Labbett.

News of more acts soon…..