Vintage Festival (Vintage By Hemingway)

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Celebrating the best of British music, film, fashion, art & design, Vintage by Hemingway is a 3 day celebration of all things vintage, inspired by past cultures found in the British 1920's all the way up to the 1980's.


2012 line-up, news, rumours and our predictions


Organisers have released the following information:

"Following lower than expected ticket sales amidst a summer of much cultural competition, with regret, this year's Vintage Festival is sadly not able to operate as a stand-alone event. However, a fitting alternative has been agreed with the organisers of Wilderness Festival who have today offered to host an intimate and authentic incarnation of Vintage, as part of their own celebration within their Cornbury Park site in Oxfordshire."

Those who purchased tickets will have the chance to exchange tickets or claim a refund. The Vintage experience at Wilderness will include two of Vintage Festival's flagship nightclubs, The Torch Club and Soul Casino, with both transferred to a dedicated Vintage area within the Wilderness site.

There will also be place to learn the dances, watch catwalk shows, visit art exhibitions and vehicle pageants or indulge in hair and beauty makeovers, hands on creative workshops and peruse all the vintage clothing on sale.

Original 2012 Line-up

The planned music line-up so far included: Chic ft Nile Rodgers, Sergio Mendes, Aloe Blacc, The Damned and Norman Jay, the full line-up can be found here.

2011 line-up and past line-up highlights

Music highlights included: Adam Ant, Thomas Dolby, Robin Gibb, Percy Sledge, Sandie Shaw, Alan Wilder, Mirrors, Booker T., David McAlmont, The Jim Jones Revue, Andrej Havelka & His Melody Makers, John Miller Orchestra, The Jive Aces, Fargo, Trio Manouche, DC Fontana, Dr Robert, Chris Dale, Speed and Pid, George Power, Norman Jay, Terry Farley, Jay Strongman, Mike Pickering, Graeme Park, A Guy Called Gerald, Craig Charles, Jon Da Silva, Greg Wilson, Noel Watson, Sean Rowley, Ashley Beedle, Horse Meat Disco, Disco Bloodbath DJs


Those who attend Vintage really engage with the atmosphere, donning their best outfit trying to fit with their favourite theme in between 1920s - 1980s.

There are many endearing features to this festival that could appeal to each individual for the following reasons:

  • For children the fun nature of the workshops and wide variety of food markets aids their visual as well as mental learning, when learning about past British culture.
  • For teens, as they enter a stage when the observe how they feel about clothing and how they want the world to see them, the clothes markets and catwalks could give them inspiration. Whether your daughter wants to become a retro rocker or if your son fancies a punk edge to his look, it can all be found at Vintage.
  • For adults, there is a chance to meet like minded people as well as workshops giving you the chance to try out something new.
  • For the older generation, its a chance to experience some fun nostalgia.

Music Stages and other entertainments

The programme at Vintage can be split into the following categories:

  • Music at Vintage
  • Fashion at Vintage
  • Hair & Beauty at Vintage
  • Vintage High Street
  • Art & Design Workshops
  • Fashion & Upcycling Workshops
  • Catwalk shows
  • Vintage Vehicles
  • Food and drink
  • Vintage for kids

Festival contact and ticket information

Vintage will be taking place within a dedicated area at Wilderness Festival, Those who purchased tickets will have the chance to exchange tickets or claim a refund.