As we count down to ECKSTOCK 2018 we are getting very excited and hope that you will see and hear the difference as we try to make the Festival the best yet! We have an exciting programme of Music and Activities that will keep all the family occupied and interested. We have listened to the feedback following last year’s ECKSTOCK and hope that you will find the Festival a truly memorable Village event, after all ECKSTOCK is ‘Made in Eckington’, it’s your Festival so it’s got to be good!
See the Programme section for information about games and stalls. There will be a variety of great activities throughout the day.
See the Programme section for our line-up of bands and performers... we have a host of talent, much of it from the Village, something to suit all musical tastes!
FOOD & DRINK
This year we are delighted that The Bell is providing most of our catering. Steve is finalising the food offer and is working hard to give us fantastic wholesome food to suit all palates. We hope you will find the range of drinks on offer at this year’s Festival to be the best yet! We have draught bitter and lager and Prosecco on tap. Of course there will be a broad range of drinks with quality ciders, beers & wines. We are endeavouring to keep the pricing of both food & drink competitive, and with the fantastic atmosphere of the Gettem Inn, there really is no reason to bring your own! Support the event, and the range of Village causes by taking full advantage of the fayre we have on offer... Cheers!
THE VILLAGE LOCK IN
It’s full-on on the Main Stage until 10.00pm and then we invite you to the 'Gettem Inn' for an hour of pure village magic. Listen to the great sounds from some of your Village favourites who will entertain until we wrap up at 11.00pm. We’ll have late night food and drinks available along with lashings of good old Village chat and atmosphere!
NEED TO KNOW
As with all outdoor Festivals we are at the mercy of the weather so please do ensure you check the forecast and come suitably prepared, particularly if it’s hot... sunscreen is a must.We have increased the toilet provision for this year’s Festival and have dedicated Male, Female & Family toilets. Please help us by using the facilities provided. The Recreation Building facilities will be reserved for those requiring the UA toilet only. As in previous years we have St John’s Ambulance on standby in case of emergency, they will be easy to spot. There will be ECKSTOCK personnel recognisable by their high vis tabards. They will be on hand to help if required, and answer any questions. Festivals can be busy and we hope this year’s ECKSTOCK will be no exception, we suggest you identify the sound desk as a meeting point if you need to. We understand that people want to put down rugs, and chairs and get great positions from which to view the performers. Please do so considerately, and please abide by any instruction given by ECKSTOCK personnel.
Above all ECKSTOCK is a fun day, we want you to be safe and enjoy!