Valley Fest, the 'best-tasting music festival in the South West', has announced Sister Sledge, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Tinie Tempah, The Feeling and The Skids will play over the 1st – 4th August 2024. The family-friendly event takes place alongside Chew Valley Lake, near Bristol which, some say, give it ‘the best view of any UK festival.’ Celebrating its tenth birthday, the award-winning event is pulling out all the stops. The initial line up also includes: Tankus The Henge, Nubiyan Twist, The Nextmen, Rat Pack, Beatles Dub Club, Junior Jungle, Stanton Warriors, Fabio & Grooverider, Doreen Dorren, Huey Morgan and Worm Sound System (Worm Disco Club) with more artists to be announced next year.   Arcadia’s Alchemist Playground is becoming a firm family favourite. By day, it’s a hive of activity where kids and teens play, create and build. The Woodland Tribe will be on hand to help children construct a playground out of recycled military materials.   When it’s finished, they will play and party on it for hours. Not only that, popular welding workshops will be back and catering for all ages. There will be new structures, swings and a whole lot more.   By night, the iconic Afterburner fires up. Expect flares, flames and cutting-edge, heart-in-your-mouth performances. Plus, the Lord of Lightning will return – shooting multi-million-volt bolts of electricity from his body, a spectacle like no other.   Built from a Rolls Royce jet engine called an Afterburner, the stage is surrounded by a circle of metal trees and flames. The dancefloor is designed with the DJ in the middle, so you can party with beaming faces all around you.   Luke Hasell, festival founder says: “From pop to rock, disco to DJs and everything in between, everyone needs to GET ON MY LAND and celebrate our big birthday. Packed with wholesome fun, families - you’ll find something for your toddlers, teens, parents and grandparents.”   The food and music festival promises feasts, cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and an exciting selection of street food. The majority of which will have been produced using regenerative farming methods. Catering for all tastes and budgets, expect added theatre with the cooking over fire demonstrations along with plenty of sampling.   The festival doesn’t stop at fun, feasting and frolicking around the meadows in lycra. Plenty of brain food is on offer too – educational talks and demonstrations will be themed on regenerative farming. The event takes place on an organic, regenerative farm and so looking after the land and soil is part of its DNA.   Tours of the neighbouring Community Farm will give festival goers an experience of eating food from the fields in front of them whilst learning how its produced. This positive farming approach – helps to reverse the soil damage that conventional chemical production has done. Regeneratively-farmed food not only tastes amazing but helps to combat climate change and increases biodiversity and wildlife.   And if all that food and music wasn’t enough, there is a side-splitting comedy line up still to be announced. Ideal for those looking to laugh til it hurts. The festival is perfect for first-time festival goers and families of all ages. Plus it is only 9 miles from Bristol and Bath making it really accessible for the weekend.