A Big Kid’s Playground: The Story Of Balter Festival
Balter founder Elias Cole shares behind-the-scenes insight
Balter Festival’s Elias Cole explains exactly how much work goes into making four days of rave happen as he tells the story of a truly unique UK gathering that’s best described as a “big kid’s playground”.
With its free-party ethos and a deliciously wide-armed musical menu that ranges from gabber to ABBA, this free-spirited, community-focused shindig forever flexes from sublime to surreal, giving ravers a powerful blast of pure rave escapism every May on Chepstow Racecourse.
Join them this year from May 25 – 28 for more vaguely controlled chaos as the line-up flexes from Ocean Wisdom to Mefjus, Dimension to The Wurzels.
Get there early on Thursday and catch 1 More Thing opening the Hex stage with Billy Daniel Bunter, Hang The DJs, DJ Hybrid b2b Mrs Magoo, Conrad Subs, [Ivy] b2b Sudley and NoDave PLUS a DJ competition winner who will effectively be opening the whole festival!