Haslemere Fringe Festival – 2012

 Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2012
Returning to Haslemere, thanks to last year’s phenomenal success, is The Fringe Festival – a fantastic, two-day cultural community experience on your doorstep – which saw nearly 7,000 Festival followers descend on Lion Green, Weyhill last end May Bank Holiday Weekend!

The Haslemere Fringe Festival offers the very best in alternative and popular music, arts and crafts, performance poetry, workshops and comedy clubs – energised entertainment to interest friends, family and people of all ages – see www.lionfest.co.uk for more details!

The Festival Village on Lion Green will showcase a wide variety of fabulous stalls, together with a delicious range of hot and cold food.  Real Ale, wines, drinks and refreshments will be available at The Lion Bar!  There will be woodland craft demonstrations in Countryside Corner, a chance to try our superb Yoga and other Art workshops and, if you need wind down time, visit the Chill Zone Yurt and Tepee, relax and enjoy the storytelling!

Ace music industry professional, Iain Martin, will be the compere on the Main Stage for the Festival Weekend – hosting a line up of hilarious comedy, incredible music and sharp witted performance poetry

Saturday’s Headline act is the charismatic and charming, popular Radio 2  A-lister, Juan Zelada, whose impressive debut album, High Ceilings and Collar Bones – full of beguiling songs accompanied by bluesy piano and acoustic guitar – has just been released.

Other Fringe Festival Acts over the weekend include:

Peek a Boo, a sublime Jazz quartet; Little Signals, a breath of musical fresh air and Letters to Daisy, a mix of infectious melody and sheer energy!
The captivating and simply beautiful voice of Irish singer/songwriter, Kal Lavelle, the alternative folksy rhythms of London’s exciting new band, Indigo Earth, and the rootsy, passionate and soulfric music of Antonio Lulic, bring vibrant musicality to the very heart of the  Festival.
Jazz Morley – with her rich, warm, emotive voice, full of natural soulfulness; Rosie Vanier, with uber sexy vocals – think Betty Boop gone bad! – the simply gorgeous swing/jazz sound of Fiona Bevan and the blasting Indie Rock of the irrepressible, Bear Cavalry
Liphook born Aimée, is a successful singer/songwriter with wonderful musicality and just sweet sixteen – together with our favourite Country rockers – The True Deceivers – stellar song writing meets Americana trend and Brother & Bones, regarded as one of the most exciting live bands in the UK, delivering an uplifting powerhouse performance!
Other sensational acts to experience include brilliant comedy from the likes of the massive Felix Dexter, the award winning comedian and actor, with a string of landmark show credits to his name, including The Fast Show and Have I Got News For You.
In addition, we have Zoe Lyons, an extremely charismatic and versatile performer (and Mock the Week regular), together with James Redmond, a dry, yet slick and subtle stand up comedian, with a host of TV credits.
And to round it all off….we welcome the return of that enigmatic performer – The Speech Painter – performance poetry at its best – comic, cynical, witty and impossible to predict!

The 2012 Fringe Festival will be a wonderful community experience – there’s almost too much to see and do!!!

Tickets – £3.00 per day/adults and £1.00 per day/children – are available on Lion Green on the day, or in advance from Haslemere Hall Box Office, 01428 642161; or on line at www.haslemerehall.co.uk