Elderflower Fields

Elderflower Fields is a small, totally independent family festival based in East Sussex. 2017 will be our sixth birthday and we’re proud of what we’ve created over the last five years with a very small team of hardworking organisers and volunteers. The festival was born in 2012 out of a desire to create a genuinely family focussed festival, with a strong emphasis on getting kids outside in the wild, to enjoy and be inspired by new experiences in the arts, sports and the natural world.

Over the last five years we have grown steadily in both size and scope, and each year we aim to increase the range and quality of the festival, whilst maintaining our commitment to an event which is of the highest value and which provides a safe and exciting environment for families. This year, in addition to three performance stages which themselves offer a broad range of performers and artists, we’re offering over sixty activities for children and families, ranging from parkour to pond-dipping and from mud-hut building to beat boxing.

Elderflower Fields 2017 takes place from 26th-29th May.

- For the last three years we've been working with the estate owners to install new mains power and water to parts of the festival site to improve our energy efficiency. - Reusable cups introduced in the bars for the first time last year and being fully rolled out in 2017. - We have banned the sale of disposable plastic water bottles at Elderflower Fields in 2017 and are offering a metal, reusable water bottle for customers to buy and installing more free water taps around the site. - We source suppliers, vendors & contractors from within 30 miles when at all possible. - Partnering with The Real Junk Food Project; an organisation based in Brighton who will be collecting unused food at the end of the festival for reuse in their ‘pay as you feel’ Junk Food Cafes in Brighton, providing healthy meals, not just for homeless people, but low-income families, students and anyone struggling financially.