Twinwood Festival

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If swing's your thing and you love to dance to the tap of heels and the upbeat blares of brass like horns and sax, then head down to the Twinwood festival to relax. This festivals groove is all about the way you move, how you dance and twirl, so if you got a craving for that old time music you can't miss out on the festivities.

The festival is set in an abandoned air base, and includes air shows by vintage air crafts.


A niche festival but none the worse for it. Specialises in vintage style and music from the 40s, 40s, 50s. Showtunes, swing, jazz, and the like.

Line up

The 2013 line up includes Si Cranstoun, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Michael Law's Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, John Miller & His Orchestra and The Jive Aces.

Stages and other entertainment

The festival includes 10 stages, as well as Glenn Miller and The Twinwood Museum. RAF man Glenn Miller played there with big names like Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, and eventually met his death heroically fighting the Germans in the skies above Britain.

Other entertainment includes air displays, burlesque shows, comedy, and vintage vehicle shows.


You can take a train to Bedford Railway Station which is 3 miles from Twinwood Airfield. From there you can take a taxi, or cycle if you brought it with you on the train.


Day tickets cost £37 except for on Monday when they cost £28. Weekend tickets cost £87. Children's tickets cost £8 and camping costs £40. Tickets can be bought online on the official site.