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JOIN US OVER THE WEEKEND 15 - 17 JUNE 2018
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 live music to 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!
HIGHLIGHT! The Classic Ride
Sunday's pinnacle event! Don't Miss It!
Gather as the morning sun rises and let's wave off 4500 riders on pre-1987 road bikes dressed to the nine in glorious vintage apparel.
HIGHLIGHT! The Family Ride
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!
HIGHLIGHT! Twilight Adventure Pub Ride
Friday Evening as dusk gathers!
Saddle up folks! We're off on a night time ride to the pub of course! Join us for last orders and a wonderful ride along the trail under the midsummer stars.
HIGHLIGHT! Best in Show: Best Bike!
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
HIGHLIGHT! Best In Show 2018
Saturday's ultimate spectator sport or join in for fun!
A firm Festival favourite. The best bikes and 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
HIGHLIGHT! The Welcome Home Party
Sunday's legendary moment - one of our best bits
Join in the fun as our riders return from their adventure of either 30, 60 or 100 miles. The Brass Band will be playing all the classics as the riders cross the heroic finish line.
HIGHLIGHT! The Vintage Extravaganza
A pure celebration of all things vintage - we've some cracking vintage style talent on the stages - our advice? Get your outfit planned out and your dancing shoes on!
The Britannia Arms Tavern
All Day & Night!
Our British boozer returns! It's the quintessentially British pub!
Eroica Britannia HQ
All Day & Night!
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!
The Great British Barn Dance
Hosted by the acclaimed makers of dance "Cut A Shine"! We will be gathering at The Timber Barn for the biggest vintage barn dance of all time! Eroica Britannia style of course!
Cocktail & Gin Bars
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!
Eat Well At Graze
All Day and Night
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. Read more
Taking on classics from the Soul and Funk vaults and twisting them into their own unique yet authentic creations, Papa Soul are a band who are always in the moment and always ‘in the pocket’, with stunning harmonies, a tight brass section and a big collective heart
Live Music & Entertainment
All Day & Night!
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.
Friday Evening in The Timber Barn
A tweeded troubadour and purveyor of delicately energetic pop for music-loving cyclists everywhere join him to sing dance and swing and ask him why the Prince of Wales has just booked him! Retro and vintage tunes and only one rule - lift your glass (& your voice) to toast the day - and the night. Splendid!
The Timber Barn
NEW! All Day & Night!
Expect Eroica Britannia favourites, top talent including brass and swing bands, choirs and a whole lot more!
HIGHLIGHT! Shopping Preview
Let's go shopping! Discounts, offers and more!
We're going to be hosting a wonderful shopping preview which will be your chance to shop with tip top opening day discounts at over 150 wonderful shops. Don't miss out!
Harp & A Monkey
Songs about cuckolded molecatchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, care in the community and Victorian 'houses of ill repute', we can only be talking about the folk experimentalists Harp and a Monkey. With a choice of instruments as eclectic as their subject matter, this really is a folk band with a difference!
The Woodland Stage
The Woodland Stage is our secret hideaway for pop up performances from roaming entertainers
Best in Show: Best Dressed Gal
Come and wow the crowds with your best threads - let your imagination run wild and enter Best Dressed Festival Gal! Go ultra glam, fun, super sophisticated … The choice is yours!
Best in Show: Best Home Brew
Get your best brew together and bring your brandies, gins, vodkas, ales, home brew wines et al to be showcased and judged as Best Brew!
Dress Up / Dress Down! Come as you are!
All Day & Night!
Dress up, dress down, come as you are! Everyone is welcome! We're pleased to see you in whatever you're wearing - but if you're coming to snap up the prizes in Best in Show - we recommend making the effort and getting dressed up!
Don Barrell Gents
Hitting the Main Stage on Ride Day! Don Barrell Gents have their own acoustic style delivered with passion and soul. Combining both Folk and Jazz. Read more
Shopping! Best of Britannia
Best of Britannia is an uplifting and inspirational retail and events platform for the growing number of people looking to purchase high quality products, made right here in Britain by people who take great pride in making things beautifully Read more
Best in Show: Best Dressed Rider
Do you own a rare Jersey and want to show it off to the crowd OR have you been planning an incredible outfit for The Ride and JUST HAVE to preview it? It's the perfect chance to debut your 2018 most handsome ‘look’ to crowds of thousands!
Best in Show: Best Cake
The building blocks of British social natter and chatter - nothing more quintessentially just so than a slice of best Vicky Sponge Cake. We're looking for Best Cake in Show to be paraded (and eaten) in the Great British Cake Off! The only rules are that CAKE RULES!
The Camping and Caravanning Club
Call over to see The Camping and Caravanning Club for huge fun for the whole family!
Best in Show FINALS
Gather as we crown our winners of The 2018 Best in Show
Best in Show: Best Dressed Dog!
Our Festival is super dog friendly! We love our dog friends and we know you do too! Last year Best Dressed Dog was ultra popular and we have some top prizes this year!
Let's Go Shopping
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 Read more
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
With her unique off-pop style being described as somewhere between Kate Bush and Lana Del Rey with a twist, Cecil promises to be a one to watch in 2018. You might have seen her at Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival, BBC's Carfest for Children In Need, Godiva Festival, The Royal Henley Regatta, o2 Academy, London and even Ronnie Scott's.
The Biggest Bike Jumble
We are proud to present for 2018 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.
All the Fun of the Fair
Thrilling vintage family Fairground Rides. Ride the Steam Gallopers and slide the Helter Skelter, dodge on the Dodgems and much much more!
Mini Beast Crafts
Drop in for some great fun creating, making and crafting fun to make up magical creations of your favourite mini beasts! We're down in the woods after all!
Blue Street Brass
Bringing a mix of high energy brass and driving drums. We are made up of young stars and those of an older vintage - there’s something for everyone and everyone will have fun!
Best in Show: Best Moustache
Needs no intro...But is one of the most sought after titles at Eroica Britannia. After all – no outfit is complete without the perfect Moustache hey chaps?
Best in Show: Best Dressed Family
There's nothing quite like seeing a whole family dressed to the nines having a whale of a time at a quintessentially British festival. We’re calling out for you to gather your troops and enter our Best Dressed Family competition to win fabulous prizes and Festival fame!
Part of our Vintage Extravaganza - Paul will be singing big band songs from the 30's 40's 50's by Sinatra, Dean Martin, NatKing Cole, Matt Monroe, Paul Anka, Bobby Darin. Paul says "I love Eroica Britannia! It is the highlight of my year. Myself and my family have won Best Dressed Family and I have won Best Dressed Gent. I am currently growing 'tache to try and win that next year!"
Tunehead are a 5 piece Saxophone led band playing funky, jazzy, soul and R&B grooves by legendary artists such as Herbie Hancock, Ronnie Jordan, Freddie Hubbard, Spiro Gyra, Steeley Dan and more!
Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band
Playing at Eroica Britannia is our favourite job of the year and we always draw in a crowd that is always willing to join in and have fun which is what we are all about. Many of our band members also stay over for the weekend because it is an amazing festival and we are honoured to be asked back year after year! Read more
Best in Show: Best Dressed Guy!
Dapper gents! Press your tweeds, polish those oxfords, adjust your bow tie it is time to strut your stuff for Best Dressed Festival Guy. We're not known as the ‘Most Handsome' Festival for nothing!
A Lion? A Tiger? A Woodland creature? Or even become part of the enchanted forest, be whatever or whoever you wish!
Following their successful appearance at Eroica 2016 and 2017, the 70-strong Bakewell & District Community Choir are back! They are proud to be associated with the festival and this year are planning on dressing in vintage and have some cracking songs from the era! Choir leader Lester, is a keen cyclist and takes part in The Ride along with a few other members of the choir.
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!
The Woodland Library
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.
Adventure Kids Club
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!
The Great British Sing-Along
A highlight of 2017, the pub sing-along is back! Join Mister Keith as he leads the festival in a late night retro singalong. Favourites, classics and traditional tunes will converge in a mashup sure to find the festival in fine voice! Hold your beer high and toast EROICA as an impromptu choir! Be early, it’s standing room only! It was voted one of the most 'great fun' happenings of Eroica Britannia 2017!
Shopping! Vintage Emporium
A treasure trove of vintage and heritage find! There really is something for everyone and to suit all budgets.
From New Orleans Jazz, through Harlem Speakeasies to Big Band Swing, A-Train Swing invites you to join them in reliving that bygone era through music, dance and fashion. Vintage DJ, Windy, with dance partner and friends, will take you back to the Golden Age of Swing via the dance styles of the time; Charleston, Lindy Hop, Swing Jive, Balboa and Collegiate Shag! Read more
Laura has been crowned Best Female Vocalist at the BCMAs two years running proving she’s ruling her pop tinged country genre. Read more
Steve Page is musician with a love for old time Americana music and proper bikes. He plays Clawhammer style banjo whenever he can and always rides a steel frame bike. Read more
Music, games, lots of excitement and even bubbles. The time where the kids can truly go wild and let their hair down!
Brit Award Nominee for Best Female Solo Artist she also has a a UK top 10 album under her belt! Beth has also appeared on stage with some giants of the music world including recent tour support slots for Jools Holland and his R&B Orchestra during his UK tour and Burt Bacharach - BBC Electric Proms. Beth’s vocals are simply stunning and she will be gracing the stage with her 4 piece band.
Make A Wish Campfire
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! The Great British Breakfast
Friends! Family! It is time! Come and wave your loved ones off over a Great Big British Breakfast! Our street food traders will be cooking up all of your favourites!
A 7 piece vintage style band - playing Swing, Jive and Rhythm and Blues. Their performance features vintage style music stands and props, costume changes and brass musicians stepping up to the front for solos, a show not to be missed! They love all things vintage and with their bass and trombone player being keen cyclists - they can’t wait to entertain you.
Woodland Creatures Crafts
Drop in for some great fun creating, making and crafting fun to make up magical creations. What is your favourite woodland creature? Face painting galore - we promise you that!
Acoustic Guitar based chilled lazy Sunday afternoon band. Influences from The Beatles to Radiohead and many more! All keen cyclists they combine the love of forward motion with vintage musical sounds to create what we now call ‘Aviators’. Chill out and enjoy the ride!
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!
Mini Cine Club
All Weekend Evenings
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!
Getting The Timber Barn warmed up - catch Alex spinning some vintage style with a mix of Soul, Funk Disco and Hip Hop...
Welcome Home Party
Join in the fun as our riders return from their adventure of either 25, 55 or 100 miles. The Brass Band will be playing all the classics as the riders cross the heroic finish line.
All Weekend Evenings
Get Cosy and settle down for all of the classics!
The Inner Tube
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. Read more
The British Broadcast
All Day and Night
Your daily broadcast of music from the likes of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Herb Alpert, big band music, ragtime, jazz from the 1920's onwards! Geoff Ticehurst will be spinning vinyl in HQ everyday!
The Sette of Odde Volumes
The Sette Of Odde Volumes are a three-piece band from The Peak District. Specialising in laid back songs from the swing era, they will be treating our ears to some popular classics performed in their own inimitable style. Read more
Roberto Lino Cappellina AKA “Cappellino” will be joining us on Sunday to provide some 'after hours indie pop' Read more
Hosted by 'Cut a Shine' - stars of Saturday's Great British Barn Dance - this is the ultimate kids dance off! The perfect time to kick The Adventure Kids Club off to a thrilling start on Sunday!