Ash to headline Headstock Festival

Ash will head the line up at this year’s new Headstock Festival held on September 11th at the Newstead and Annesley Country Park, 9 miles north of Nottingham. Headstock is being put on by the community of Newstead Village as part of the Big Lottery Fund and BBC’s Village SOS initiative which is being filmed for a major new prime time BBC One television series.

Other acts already confirmed for the Main Stage and Muzika! Big Top are The Beat, Field Music, Penguin Café Orchestra, and Edward II. Headstock Festival will also feature top DJ’s in two dance arenas – the DIY/Smokescreen Soundsystem playing a range of deep and underground house music and UDS/Desert Storm featuring cutting edge DJ’s playing drum and bass, gabba, techno, jungle and breakcore. The music line up is completed by the Orange Tree chill out tent which will feature regional bands and acoustic acts in a chilled out environment.

The Newstead and Annesley Country Park is a 220 acre site of exceptional natural beauty, currently being developed as a sustainable eco-sensitive public park, located on what was formerly the villages coal mine. The Park is conveniently located 200 yards from Newstead train station and 15 minutes from Junction 27 of the M1. East Midlands Trains will be running late trains during the evening of the 11th.

Early bird tickets are priced at £20. Camping is also available overlooking the main arena and is priced at £5. Further details can be found on and tickets are on sale via