Summer's Best Kept Festival Secret Goes on Sale
May 23, 2006, Press Dispensary.
Lost Weekend, Friday 23 – Sunday 25 June, Exeter, Devon - tickets released 24 May
The rumours are true: Lost Vagueness
, the purveyor of provocative glamour and eccentric entertainment, is filling the gap left by Glastonbury with its own festival - the Lost Weekend
, taking place near Exeter, Devon, on Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June, 2006.
Festival-goers who want to attend the three-day spectacular are advised to be quick off the mark as tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 24 May via the 24 hour hotline, 0871 230 9855, or online at www.lostweekend.org
. The cost is £90 for weekend passes and £45 for day tickets.
Remaining the 'best kept secret' of summer 06 until now, the Lost Weekend takes place at Powderham Castle - the impressive home of the Earl and Countess of Devon - and promises to bring 10,000 fans an unrivalled line up of burlesque entertaiment. Confirmed headline acts so far include the Zutons, Julian Cope and the New York Dolls, plus a counter cultural contingent of LV acts, performers and characters who create a surreal Vague world.
Other attractions include the Lost Vagueness Ballroom - a 3,000 capacity big top, with dressed up decadence, live music, cocktails and cabaret; the 50’s style American Diner; the Chapel, complete with sexy nuns and almost-legal marriage ceremonies; a VIP piano bar; the inimitable Slip Disco, with flashing dance floor and guest DJs; and the Casino, with strict dress code, champagne, burlesque and comedy cabaret.
The event will also feature market stalls, green crafts, English teas, an open air theatre stage, fun fair and the famous Lost Vagueness Carnival Midway. Guests can expect the unexpected round every other corner, making Lost Vagueness the eccentric experience festival-goers know and love.
The Lost Weekend
is a family event. The site will be child-friendly with a full kids’ area, kids’ activities and kids' entertainment. And, in a complete break with the usual festival experience, there will even be flushing toilets!
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About Lost Vagueness
Lost Vagueness started in 1998 as a casino after originating from an illicit bar on the outskirts of Glastonbury Festival. The original irony of travellers in top hats is now overshadowed by the sheer quality of the show: however the grass-roots humour remains the same to this day. As well as running the only field in Glastonbury’s history to be closed due to overcrowding in 2003, and proving a big success at Glasto 2004 and 2005, Lost Vagueness has staged its own events at Strawberry Fair (Cambridge), Stokefest (Stoke Newington) and The Coronet (London), where the Lost Elephant Ball sold out in May 2006. It also showcased a selection of acts at The Lovebox festival in Victoria Park, The Electric Picnic Boutique Festival in Ireland, and ran its own festival near Lewes, East Sussex, in late summer 2004 and 2005.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Roy Gurvitz, Lost Vagueness
Nadine Bibi, The Outside Organisation
Tel: 020 7436 3633
For Powderham Castle contact:
Clare Crawshaw, general manager
Tel: 01626 890 253