When: 7th – 9th July 2017
Where: Ford and Etal Estate, Northumberland
£: Tickets cost £25 – £60
What is it?
Enjoy a full weekend celebration of steampunk with Airship Northstar 2, in the unique Ford and Etal Estate in Northumberland, from 7th to 9th July.
The event will feature live music, a steampunk and alternative market, food, drink, laughter, jetpack racing, tea dueling, Bartitsu (the Victorian martial art), camping (for those that do) and general merriment.
The Ford and Etal Estate is made up of Ford Village, Etal Village and Heatherslaw, all nestled in the valley of the River Till, and all within easy walking distance. The villages are a steampunk paradise with tea shops, traditional pubs, arts and crafts and antique shops. As well as being picturesque, the area boasts good fishing, beautiful landscapes, giant horses, a working watermill, and little steam trains.
The Airship Northstar event will see performances from Professor Elemental, Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer, Cage of Crows (Little Red Dog), Driven Serious, Victor and The Bully, The Dark Design, Montague Jacques Fromage, Jezebel Steele, Mishkin Fitzgerald (Birdeatsbaby), Tom Slatter, BB Blackdog (with full line-up), Daniel Malheur (Heaven & Hell Orchestra), Paul Snook and the Retro Clones, The Pastures, Feline & Strange, The Yuma Territorial Prison Band, Trixie Blue, Ramble Gamble, and The Wattingers. In addition, there will be a huge market, food, drink, and plenty of daytime activities.
For those looking to stay for the whole weekend, there is camping on site, as well as a mix of B&Bs, guest houses and hotels in the area.
Steampunks from all over the UK (and beyond) are expected to attend the weekend. The Airship Northstar is the most northerly steampunk festival in Britain, but is easy to get to via the mainline station at Berwick-upon-Tweed, and by road.
More info: www.impossiblegears.com/airship-northstar