Our vision for Dixie Fields is to combine well-known and popular country artists from US with local UK talent to give our festival goers a taste of the fastest growing musical genre there is.
Dixie Fields is a new boutique country music festival debuting in 2019, featuring Lauren Alaina, Holloway Road, a cinema under the stars, camping, BBQ, and a host of other great country music.
Lauren Alaina's film The Road Less Travelled is set in the deep US country. Generally unavailable in the UK it'll make a great start to the festival especially when accompanied by a flavoursome American BBQ. UK Texan Stevie O'Connor's big band style will really get the evening going and you'll sing your heart out to country karaoke before succumbing to the summer evening and Hannah Paris's intimate camp-side acoustic.
Saturday campers wake to an American brunch and the fascinating songwriters' workshop hosted by Megan O'Neill. Then it's time for the full line up, headlined by Lauren Alaina. Too many treats to mention here but the pop up recording studio is going to give some new talent their chance to shine while the rest of us are loving the music, sampling the wide choice of food and drink, learning how to line-dance and just generally having fun.
Dixie Fields is taking place in grassland fields previously used by the V Festival, bordering beautiful Hylands Park, just outside Chelmsford, Essex.
Our festival will be a laidback affair, fully sustainable, ethically sourced and packed with clean and wholesome good times.
To help you choose your tickets, we’ve given a little outline of the options here:
Day Tickets include:
Admission to Dixie Fields for a full day of music and fun on Saturday 13th July. A celebration of all things country; music, food, drink and shopping as well as a fairground and other attractions.
Camping Tickets include:
Two nights of camping, admission to Dixie Fields on Friday evening for open air cinema, campfire socials, country karaoke & more. American pancake brunch on Saturday morning followed by a full day of more music, fun and frolics for the main festival day. Start your Sunday with another American style breakfast alongside a little more music to perk you up for the journey home!
We can’t wait to see so many country music fans all in one place and want to make Dixie Fields as interactive as possible, so bring your guitars, get involved with the “Country-oke”, wear your hats and generally have a dang good time!
Only 40 miles from Cental London, rural Essex is the perfect spot for a country music festival.
Situated in prime grassland in-between Hylands Park and Chelmsford, the 27 hectare site is owned by the Thorogood family and was licenced and used throughout the month of August for many years by the V-festival (capacity circa 100,000 at it’s peak).
Dixie Fields is close to the M11 and M25 less than an hour from Stansted and London City Airports, and less than two hours from Heathrow and Gatwick.