MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
DJ LADY HEIDI
International Award Winning Female DJ - Lady Heidi plays to her crowd and creates an uplifting party atmosphere. She is a firm favourite of ours and has played in Greece, Spain & around the UK at various festivals as well as being a frequent headliner at Lfest & Pride events including Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Halifax, Sheffield, Huddersfield playing 70s 80s 90s Dance Classics.
Eva has been entertaining audiences up and down the UK and Spain for over 10 years. She has also been asked to host and perform on the main stage at Gran Canaria Pride each May, which she has done for the last 8 years.
Her performing highlights inclue appearing on the live semi finals of Britain’s Got Talent; The Voice, where she sung for the judges and bowled over Tom Jones; X-Factor where she reached Boot Camp; Headlining at Gran Canaria, Benidorm, London and Brighton Pride festivals
Lynette Frances is a versatile professional solo vocalist and acoustic guitarist. Performing a wide and diverse range of great music from the 1950s to present day.
Performing a wide and varied mix of country music, classic UK chart pop tunes to contemporary Americana music.
Jenny is an award winning professional singer and entertainer, she appeared on The X Factor in 2017. She won Pride Stars in 2019 and finished the year by becoming the World Karaoke Champion in Tokyo, Japan.
Jenny is known for her powerful voice and her ability to sing songs covering many genres of music.
She is really excited to perform and meet everyone at Unity Fest.
Les Kershaw, a down to earth, lovable butch. A Northern comic who will bring the house down as she chats candidly about everything from dogging to dating. ‘Comedy with true heart and style, like the filthy daughter of Thora Hird’ (Janey Godley)
Alabaster Queen - is a unique blend of soul, rock, blues & country - original singer songwriter, her music will captivate you with her story telling and powerful vocals.
Audience participation is welcomed with her twisted covers that will get you on your feet.
Guilty Pleasures Experience
A Show of Music
The Guilty Pleasures Experience is:
Those songs you love and want to sing out at the top of your lungs... It’s a high energy, uplifting show of live music performed by Sally and pre-recorded songs played by Sandra D (with the pair of them Sally dancing like crazy people to pretty much most of them)!
Nicky is a vocalist and guitarist extraordinaire. She plays sweet warm jazz and wild delta blues slide. A compelling performer with a great voice.
"Warm, funny and immensely talented" - The Guardian
"Wow! That chick can really sing!" - Lea DeLaria (Carrie "Big Boo" Black, Orange Is the New Black)
EX'S & HO'S
Ex's & Ho's are a extrovert, fun duo singing the classics that we all know and love with some modern ones thrown in. Ex’s & Ho’s has officially arrived to show you a good time.
HOUSE OF DE KOCK
Comedy Drag King Act
House of De KocK are a comedy drag king act who have recently been introducded to us. These 'guys' have lots of laughs, fun, and audience participation in store for you!
Julie Price is a Scottish musician who writes and performs with her heart on her sleeve. Her musical influences include Alanis Morissette, K.T. Tunstall and Brandi Carlile. You can expect to hear a mix of covers old and new in Julie’s set, with a few original songs thrown in too.
WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
Petra is a trained Latin American and ballroom dancer, and has been teaching her Zumba classes for the past 11 years .
She’ll bring bags of energy to UnityFest, from morning stretches set to upbeat music to cure your hangovers, to a full blown energy filled Zumba class.
Along with her fiancé Nina, Petra will get us all shaking, shimmying and dancing to some classic tracks in her fun filled workshops.
See you there!
MEET & GREETS
Join our festival director Nicola (aka Voddy) for this fun solos meet & greet. This is your chance to make friends and meet other solos to enjoy and share your weekend with.
Lucyoga: yoga honouring all shapes and sizes.
Lucy will be bringing her gentle approach to yoga to Unity Fest. She will share a slow morning yoga practice to refresh body and mind.
The yoga sessions will be inclusive and accessible, with seated and floor-based options throughout. No experience of yoga needed at all.
(Please bring you own mats, picnic blankets and camping chairs if you have them).
"I Am Enough" Learn tools and techniques to help you reduce and stop anxiety, stress, low confidence, panic attacks, and other fear based energies. Anyone is welcome, no matter what your level. Led meditations cover breath work, sound healing, E.F.T., wellbeing techniques, and coaching. A fresh look at mindfulness.
A fun theraputic way of communicating and expressing. You will de-stress and feel the joy!
We have a few drums and plenty of instruments for you to use, but if you have your own please do bring along.
No experience needed and suitable for all ages and backgrounds. This workshop will create a feeling of belonging and togetherness within the group.
Unity Fest is taking place within close proximity of the River Eden. Now whilst this creates for a beautiful setting, we would like to take a moment to highlight the dangers of rivers and flowing water.
Whilst it might look tempting to want to jump in, please bear in mind that riverbanks can be very slippery and cause for an accident, and the water itself can be very cold with fast flowing currents and can be very dangerous.
Roadtrippers Events / Unity Fest takes the health and safety of everyone very seriously. In fact, it is our number one priority.
As such, we do not encourage you to enter the river, especially if alone or intoxicated. Throughout the festival anyone entering the river will do so completely at their own risk.
If you do want to go wild swimming, we suggest that you only enter the water at the arranged group Wild Swim listed on the festival timetable when we will have dedicated crew down on the riverbank and in the water to help keep an eye on you, but please do remember that there is no lifeguard on duty and participation is completely at your own risk.
FUN LINE DANCING
Our festival director is a big fan of line dancing!
Join her as she teaches a couple of fun basic line dances in this workshop.
…cowboy hats optional 🤠
As the stars come out and the beers start to flow, what better way to end a perfect day than with a communal campfire & singalong. If you play a guitar then please bring it with you.
Join in the fun and laughter at our Circus Skills Workshop. You’ll be clowning about as you get some informal instruction and a chance to try diabolo, juggling, poi, plate spinning, devil sticks, possibly unicycle and big stilt.
This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities and is guaranteed to be FUN!
Do you have a hidden talent? Do you dream of performing in front of a live audience
If so... then this is your time to shine! If you sing, play instruments, tell jokes, read poetry or can make us laugh with your comedy, then THIS IS FOR YOU!
AUDIENCE we also need you... Grab a pint, take a seat & please cheer and encourage all our acts.
AID SKILLS WORKSHOPS
Having originally trained and worked as a nurse, it was Andrea’s love of the outdoors, countryside and outdoor activities that saw her start up her own business specialising in first aid training
For 10 years she has brought first aid training workshops to all sectors, all over the UK.
So come along and learn some insider tips relevant to your activities and environment, and receive straight forward advice and guidance in this fun, entertaining, and educational workshop.
STALLS & CATERING
THE RED RADISH
The Red Radish Catering Co. have a passion for great food and believe that outdoor catering should offer delicious food and excellent service.
They use locally sourced, top quality, fresh Cumbrian produce and make sure all their ingredients are cooked to perfection by trained chefs to give every customer a little something they wouldn’t expect!
Cave Valley Kitchens serves Jamaican food with heart. Its heart is founded on family dishes cooked from scratch, all spices blended ourselves, all animals locally and ethically raised, and all servers ecologically sourced and biodegradable.
Everywhere we go people queue like Bisto kids, following the smells from the traditional Jerk pan BBQ and all dance in line to the reggae beats which accompany service.
Flavour your weekend with Caribbean spices and soul.
Located in the barn and in the main festival hub area, provide by the land owner, we have a well stocked, reasonably priced bar.
To help with plastic waste, the bar will offer a system that allows you to pay a £1 deposit to receive your very own beaker with your initials on. We will encourage you to use the same beaker all weekend, and then your £1 will be returned when handing your beaker back at the end of the festival.
FlipnFast is a creperie serving a range of sweet and savoury crepes. They really do have something for everyone as the crepes are gluten free, vegan and can cater for pretty much any food intolerance or allergy. Whether you're looking for a fully loaded chocolatey treat, or a healthy 'green' lunch, you'll love what FlipnFast has to offer!
Eden Whippy will be joining us on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons, selling ice cream, hot puddings (choc fudge cake, brownies, caramels etc) along with slush, fresh popcorn, hot dogs, nachos and lots of fairground style sweets.
UNITY FEST & ROADTRIPPERS
Bren Bren (our festival directors mum) will be selling all our official Unity Fest & Roadtrippers Events merchandise. We will have tee shirts, hoodies, morfs & lots of other cool stuff on sale. Please pop over & say hi to Bren Bren, she’s always up for a little chat & cuppa.
Please Note: the merchandise stall is CASH ONLY