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Vest-ival is vest-themed music and sport festival held at Jimmy's Farm, in Ipswich, Suffolk which will feature live bands, stand up comedy and 5-a-side football organised to raise money for Hanna’s Orphanage and Football Action.

Line Up

2012 line up has not been announced yet.

For previous line ups click here: 2011


Vest-ival is a 1,500 capacity vest-themed festival (wear your best vest!) and will feature live bands together with great comedy acts and foot ball. The festival also features numerous celebrities from the football world.

History and Facts

Vest-ival is completely ‘non-for-profit’ and all proceeds will go to two UK-based charities, Hanna’s Orphanage, which supports orphans in Ethiopia and Football Action, which places volunteer football coaches and English teachers in developing countries across the world, including Ethiopia and India.

On Site Information

There is a first aid tent on site that have direct contact with the Red Cross if somebody gets injured.

No BBQ’s or other cooking equipment can be taken into the arena, or into the campsite.

Bag searches will carried out upon entry to the campsite. Any form of drugs in possession of any attendees will not be tolerated, and they will be asked to leave the site if any is found.

Music Stages and Other Entertainment

Activities at the festival include football freestylers, face painters, local food produced by Jimmy and entry to farm activities like The Nature Trail, Woodland Walk and Animal Petting Area.

The festival features a 5 a side celebrity football game between Dion Dublin’s ex professionals, the artists, charity representatives and the public. Anyone purchasing a ticket will automatically enter a prize draw to play in one of the 4 teams alongside the celebrities.

The FA Cup will on site for the day courtesy of the Football Association and Dan Magness and Rocket from Soccer AM will be running a number of football freestyle skills school sessions.

Dion Dublin will also be promoting his DUBE drum and there will be an area to play and drum with Dion.

Vest-ival Food and Drink

Food will be available from Jimmy’s farm which will provide fresh, local produce at the food tent on site. Alcohol and soft drinks are available at the bar in the Main Marquee. To buy drinks, you will need Tokens which can be brought from the booth just outside the Marquee.

Camping and Other Accommodation

Camping sites are available at the festival.

BBQs or other cooking equipment are not allowed in the campsite.

For those who don't want to camp, here are some hotels near the venue.

Premier Inn Ipswich South (1.5 miles)

Highview Hotel(1.8 miles)

Shipwright Arms Hotel(2 miles)

Location and Travel

By Train: The nearest train station is Ipswich. Shuttle buses are being provided between Ipswich Train Station and the festival site.

Vest-ival Contacts & Ticket Information

Official Website

An adult ticket is now priced at £20, a child under 14’s ticket is priced at £10, and a family (up to 4, mix of adults and children) is priced at £50 all with camping on the Saturday night.