No Direction Home Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Comedy, Music
Location of Festival Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Festival Contact Information

25 St. Johns Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex RH19 3LG
United Kingdom

Festival Description

No Direction Home Festival is curated by the End of the Road Festival and features a program of music, film, comedy, children’s activities, food and ales, and much more. The festivities take place at Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire. The first edition will take place in June 2012.

Festival Dates June 2013 postponed
Festival Links

Festival Events:

Music Lineup 2012:
  • Richard Hawley — headliner
  • Andrew Bird
  • Beth Jean Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny
  • David Thomas Broughton
  • Diagrams
  • Dirty Three
  • Django Django
  • Gruff Rhys
  • Lanterns on the Lake
  • Liz Green
  • The Low Anthem
  • Martin Carthy
  • Martin Simpson
  • Moon Duo
  • Slow Club
  • Spectrals
  • The Unthanks with Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band
  • Austra
  • Cold Specks
  • Other Lives
  • Wet Nuns
  • The Cornshed Sisters
  • The Crookes
  • Euros Childs
  • Father John Misty
  • Mikal Cronin
  • Peaking Lights
  • The Wave Pictures
  • Woodpigeon
  • Zulu Winter
Comedy Lineup 2012:
  • The Behemoth (John-Luke Roberts and Nadia Kamil)
  • Isy Suttie (Dobby from Peep Show)
  • James Acaster
  • Joanna Neary
  • John Robins
  • Josie Long
  • Robin Ince
  • Sarah Bennetto
  • Storytellers’ Club
  • Simon Munnery
  • Thom Tuck
  • Tom Bell
  • Tony Law
Additional programming 2012:
    • A vividly realised vintage cinema, a cellulose time machine, woven from intricately sewn and draped fabric. Smartly turned-out usherettes whisper salacious gossip about long-dead stars over trays of ice cream, soda and popcorn. Surely the most glamorous and luxurious festival cinema in the world, The Lost Picture Show will screen everything from the Victorian experiments of Georges Méliès to the slick Hollywood product of today, via 20s musicals, 60s psychedelia and 70s schlock horror; Buster Keaton, Marilyn Monroe, David Lynch, Werner Herzog and many many more. Expect some very special treats.
    • Will play host to several authors a day reading from and discussing their writing - including Jon Ronson, Nat Segnit, Richard Milward, James Atlee, Katharine Hibbert, Richard King, Ben Masters and many more. Browse a carefully chosen selection of titles at the Lutyens and Rubenstein bookshop next door where all of our signings will take place. Each morning the Crazy Comic Club will convene where kids can create their own comic.
    • Overlooking the lake will be a Flying Boathouse, curated by The Local’s Howard Monk. Here you’ll be able to grab an ale and take in all that the FLYING BOATHOUSE SOCIETY has to offer such as instrument-making, songwriting, live bands, quiz olympics, DJs and much more.
    • Will allow visitors to send postcards to each other for free via a No Direction Home ‘internal mail system’ (example address: “Rob with the curly hair in the blue and yellow tent by the large oak tree”) and a No Direction Home GAMES TRACK offers old-school sports day fun of the egg and spoon / tug of war variety.


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Social networks:
  • Facebook
  • 2012 No Direction Home animated trailer. The trailer was produced by End of the Road Films, and animated by Joseph Brett.


Practical Info:


Welbeck Abbey
Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Tickets 2012:
  • Early Bird Tickets will be available for No Direction Home Festival until 31st December 2011, with adult weekend tickets priced at only £89 each! You can get your mittens on them here:


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