Meraki festival fun comes to St Albans

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Meraki festival St Albans

Meraki is an exciting new festival coming to Herts County Showground from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August 2017.

Promising to be a wonderful experience for the people of Hertfordshire; here’s a taster of what to expect…

  • Music on the Main Stage with a line-up of major global acts and emerging artists. There will also be an alternative stage.
  • If dancing until the early hours is your thing then you can head to ‘The Drop’ tent – where you’ll find electronic music, epic anthems, and glow sticks galore. Those that prefer more solitary pursuits can visit the silent disco space and dance away in a world of their own.
  • For some relaxation and recharge you can treat yourself to a neck, shoulder or head massage; or get your hands glammed up by trained Nailbar Technicians. There will also be guided meditation sessions running all weekend.
  • If you’re a water lover you’ll have the choice of warming up in the festival hot tubs or cooling down with a dip in the swimming pool.
  • You can also take time out to enjoy a movie, watch comedy or do some arts and crafts. The thrill seekers can get their kicks with a gaming zone, slides and rides, zip line, and climbing wall.
  • For children there’ll be a dedicated Family Field with a children’s theatre, workshops, water play, storytelling, face painting, treasure hunts, outdoors games and much more to keep the little folks entertained.
  • To keep you fed and watered there’ll be food chalets, bars and pop-up restaurants serving high quality food and drink (I think you may also be able to bring in some of your own food but don’t quote me on that yet!)
  • There will also be on-site camping for those that want to enjoy the full festival experience.

The line-up of artists and programme for the event is still to be announced but it will be coming very soon. Take a look at the Meraki website for more information and keep up-to-date with all the latest news by following Meraki on Facebook and Twitter.

Interested? Early-bird tickets are on sale now!

You can buy tickets now at the Meraki mini-festival (taking place at the St Albans Christmas Market).

The early-bird price is £59 a day for adults or £129 for 4 nights camping / 3 full days at the festival. Tickets are selling fast so if you want to get yours at the early-bird price you’ll need to head down to the Meraki tipi in the Vintry Garden by December 18th. The festival is all-inclusive so once you’ve paid for your ticket all the activities and entertainment will be free – apart from food and drink. If you buy a day ticket now you don’t need to decide yet which day you want to attend, you can wait for the full programme to be announced. For local families, kids go free but only until the end of the mini-festival…which is this Sunday!

And if you’re heading to buy your tickets this weekend why not stick around for some Meraki Christmas magic. In their fairy-lit tipi tent you’ll find lots of family-friendly entertainment…live music, bubble parties, face painting, festive movies, arts and crafts plus a children’s disco on Sunday 11.00-13.00. You can find the day-by-day programme with timings here on the Meraki website >

Outside of the tipi the magic continues with a cute fairy treasure hunt. Collect your magical fairy dust from the Meraki hut before going off in search of magical clues and fairy doors. Follow the clues and you’ll find a token that can be exchanged for a special little fairy gift.

All of this is free. There is no need to book but get there in plenty of time as space is limited so there is a first-come-first-served queuing system.

Don’t forget

Early-bird tickets, mini festival fun and the Christmas Market will all be gone next week so make sure you get yourself down to the Vintry Garden (Sumpter Yd, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL 1 1BY) before 6pm Sunday. And if you need a little more pondering time, keep an eye on the Meraki website for the full line-up and online ticket sales.

 

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