Saturday 17 JUNE 2017

Don't miss a second! Roam, wander, adventure, relax and enjoy our 5 star family festival weekend in 100 acres of beautiful woodlands and great expanses of lush green countryside. From legendary Headliners ABC and Norman Jay MBE on the Main stage to 3-days of live music, acres of shopping, food, drink to the great fun Adventure Kids Club we have everything you need for a Great British Adventure for the whole family.

Keep watching as we add more to our line-up over the coming weeks!

Headliners: ABC

Saturday Evening

Legendary platinum selling 80's icons ABC will be taking to the Main Stage as top billing headliners on Saturday Night. ABC will be performing smash hits from The Lexicon of Love and The Lexicon of Love II. Read more

Best In Show 2017

From 09.00

A firm Festival favourite.The epitome of style and sartorial elegance! This year watch out for a mighty haul of prizes and a new home for The Parade Ring at Friden Grange! Read more

The Islabikes Family Ride

10.00 - 13.30

A free, self-guided ride leaving from the Festival site and taking in the Peak District's very own Strade Bianchi. This is a very special ride for all little heroes and their parents! Read more

Best in Show: Best Bike!

9.00 -12.00

Best Bike is our most popular category for Best in Show, our experts take hours to examine, comment and admire some of the best bikes in the country and beyond. It's a real visual treat for spectators and competitors! Read more

Late Night Cocktail & Gin Bars

All Day & All Night!

Purveyors of beautifully crafted, wonderfully tasty, expertly made cocktails designed to hit the spot! May your days be lightened and your midsummer evenings more jolly with a glass or four of something special!

Adventure Kids Club

All Day

Spend 3 magical days in our secret woodland for den building, crafts and campfires. The Kids Adventure Club is all the fun you'll ever need to keep your under 12yrs jumping for joy over the weekend!

Live Music: Michael Cassidy

Stage Time To Be Confirmed

Michael is the inaugural winner of the Gerry Rafferty songwriting award with his song 'The men who stood beside me in the war' Read more

Let's Go Shopping

All Day

Shopping is a huge part of our Festival culture. With acres and acres of amazing premium and vintage shopping experiences - there's something for everyone

All the Fun of the Fair

All Day

Thrilling vintage family Fairground Rides. Ride the Steam Gallopers and slide the Helter Skelter, dodge on the Dodgems and much much more!

Fairies & Pixies Crafts

Full Programme Coming Soon!

Drop in for some great fun creating, making and crafting fun to make up magical creations. Join us for wand making, tail making and all things magical and make-believe with our fairies and pixie crafts!

The Grand Opening Party

Full Programme Coming Soon

The Grand Opening Party Join us at the main stage as we officially launch Eroica Britannia 2017. A very special guest will be doing the honours, alongside our Community Choir.

Eat Well At Graze

All Day

A collection of the finest Street Food that the UK has to offer. Eclectic in its mix with shared core values: great food, served fast, at reasonable prices.

The Great British Beach

All Day

Nothing says Summer holiday more than a trip to the beach! The Great British Beach is back in all its Great British Summertime glory! Grab your deckchair and your ice cream!

Live Music & Entertainment

Programme Coming Soon

We've lined up a weekend of amazing open air festival music and live entertainment which will be playing all day until the stars come out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Main Stage

Full Programme Coming Soon

Expect awe inspiring headline music, Eroica Britannia favourites, top local and regional talent including brass and swing bands, choirs and a whole lot more!

Teddy Bears Picnic

To be announced

Pack your lunch, blanket and of course your favourite teddy bear! We will have some special performances, some fun & games with your teddy bears, and of course a very special visit from Paddington Bear himself before heading off into the magic of the woods for a bear hunt

Eroica Britannia HQ

Full Programme Coming Soon

The beating heart of the Festival, Rider registration, The Eroica Britannia Outfitting and General Stores for merchandise. The famous HQ cocktail bar, DJ's and much more!

NEW! Britannia Arms Tavern

Full Programme Coming Soon

An 'all new' hangout for 2017! A British boozer complete with a quintessentially British pub. darts, dominos and expect high speeds on the mighty Rollapaluza. Open Till Late!

Mini Cine Club

In The Evening

Who doesn't love the adventure and magic of film? Join us for The Gruffalo, Paddington Bear, How To Train Your Dragon, The Goonies, The Neverending Story, BMX Bandits and James & the Giant Peach and much more!

NEW! The Inner Tube

Full Programme Coming Soon

Discussions, lectures, have your say. The Inner Tube is a 3-day programme dedicated to the magnificent bike, inspirational riders, tales of freedom, adventure and heroic deeds.

The Settlement

Full Programme Coming Soon

One of our favourite Festival areas complete with campfires, craft and the idea of 'getting back to basics'. This is for anyone who loves pure authenticity and heritage moments.


To Be Confirmed

Performances combine live vocals, live theatrics ranging from sock puppets to track stands on bicycles wearing onesies and outlandish costume changes Read more

Everyday is Dress Up Day!

All Day

We're encouraging everyone who comes to the Festival over the 3 days of the 16-18th June to come for a 3-day Great British Adventure dressing up or dressing down to suit your style.

The Handlebards

To Be Confirmed

A four-strong troupe of cycling actors who carry all of the necessary set, props and costume to provide Shakespeare plays! Read more

The Sundown Cinema

Full Programme Coming Soon

Fancy a film? Cosy on up at sundown, grab a deckchair, gather friends and family and get ready for the screening of iconic films past and present.

The Woodland Library

All Day

Step away from all the excitement and lose yourself in the adventure of a childhood classic in our magical Woodland Library tucked away in the woods, perfect for kids to chill, take in the day and perhaps plan their next adventure.

NEW! Mr Alexander's Travelling Show

To Be Confirmed

Mr Alexander’s unique 'Travelling Show Stage'. A man of many skills; including magic, juggling, unicycling, balance and illusion. Read more

Thomas Trilby

To Be Confirmed

Eyes to the skies! Thomas Trilby is known for his various stilt walking characters and circus skills! Read more

Make A Wish Campfire

To Be Announced

Gather around the campfire, wrapped up snug in rugs. Make a wish before bedtime and settle down to hear bedtime favourites to guarantee the sweetest of dreams and happiest of memories.

NEW! Explore and Discover

Full Programme Coming Soon

A whole weekend of magical family fun! Think tipis, forest dwellings, craft corners, forest-craft workshops and exploration exploits!

Stargazing Live

To be announced

As darkness falls over Friden Grange, lay back and loose yourself in the galaxy and the stars in the great outdoors with our star experts and telescopes. They say the stars shine brightest in the glorious Peak District!

The Biggest Bike Jumble

All Day

We are proud to present for 2017 the biggest UK outdoor bike jumble! A sight to behold starring some of the most fascinating bike jumblers in the UK. A real treasure trove for collectors or casual browsing.

Roaming Entertainers

All Day

Each day we will have a visit from a very special guest! Keep your eyes peeled for our vintage Penny-farthing gang and our Bubbleologists who have on hand some amazing repertoire of bubble tricks and bring some wild hullabaloo to the area!