It’s that time of year again – summer is drawing to a close and six hundred lucky people will be eagerly anticipating this years Codfest. Codfest? A celebration of the ocean dwelling fish, the favourite of many a fish and chip supper? Well, no. Something even better for music lovers.
Codfest is an annual music festival based in Codsall Wood. First conceived by a group of friends in a village pub in the summer of 2010, Codfest has quickly established itself as a firm favourite on the calendar of local music lovers. What’s even more amazing is that the festival is non-profit and organised and ran by volunteers. Any ticket income that is left over after festival costs have been covered is given to charity – a remarkable feat considering the planning and work that goes into each festival. This years Codfest will be the sixth.
Codfest hosts two stages, a small one (the Back Porch, usually hosting acoustic artists) and the main stage for bands. Codfest 5 last year also featured the ‘Busk Stop’, where any musician could rock up and play. Festival goers have a choice of food and drink available and are given the option of camping – handy if you plan on spending some time drinking ale and cider at the bar. This years festival line-up includes Britannia Beat, Luke Wylde & The Japes, Emma Swindells, David Young, Alexandra Jayne, Neil Morris, Richard Jones and firm local favourite, The Replicas.
Looking to get some tickets? Unfortunately they’ve sold out – and did so within hours of going on sale, such is the popularity of this annual event. There’s always next year..
Codfest’s Facebook page can be found here.