BLAST OFF! Festival is happening on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th November this year, and is going to be a BLAST!!! Yeah! a BLAST!!!
As previous editions, this swingin', stompin' shindig will be hold in the city of Nottingham, slap-bang in the heart of Britain, which means easy access for all you northern, southern, eastern and western garage loving deliquents, plus being dead close to East Midlands Airport for foreign fanatics!
Once again we've lined up an amazing selection of international GARAGE, SURF, BEAT and ROCK AND ROLL bands, some you might already know, some you might not have heard - yet!!!
Check 'LINE-UP' page for the full shebang!
This year we will have a welcome night for you to start getting into festival mood, 2 GREAT allnighters (until 4 and 6am!) and 1 FANTASTIC alldayer, with plenty time to twist&shout on the dance floor! And to TOP-UP all the shebang, we will also have: A monstrous daytime vintage-retro market and a Rock'n'Roll Jumble Sale for you vinyl and vintage freaks!
Insane international and club guests - ALL-FEMALE dee-jays crew that will keep you entertained on the dance floor (pop your eye into DJ's page!) Dazzling Go-Go dancers, Off-beat movies and eye-popping visuals and MORE MORE MORE!!!!
And because you might need to shut your eyes and put your bones to rest, You can find cheap hotel deals on our 'STAY' page. For the fabulous acts and delinquent entertainment check 'BANDS' and 'FUN' pages...but keep checking cause there's always something new! You can receive first hand news by signing up for our mailing list here!!! Weekend and Day tickets are on sale now, so hurry up and get yours now before it's too late!
East Midlands Airport, served by low-cost international airlines, makes the city easily accessible from other parts of the world providing daily services to many principal European destinations such as Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, Dublin< Oslo and Amsterdam, international flights to Edinburgh and Belfast and limited services outside Europe.
For more information on destinations and airlines, click here.
You can easily get to the city centre from East Midlands Airport on Skylink busses, just outside arrivals; or train from the new East Midlands Parkway Station. Or check the taxi companies for reasonable fares from and to EMA airport.
Birmingham International Airport is about one hour’s drive away and about 2 hours on the train, providing flights to almost all principal European cities, New York, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal. For more informations on destinations and airlines.
Nottingham has fast direct train services to London, Leeds, Birmingham, Leicester, Lincon, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Norwich, as well as many other towns and cities.
NOTTINGHAM RAILWAIL STATION
Tel: 0845 712 5678
Nottingham’s Bus Station links the city to the world, and you can get a seat on National Express for £7 if you book with plenty of advance, look for fanfare tickets!
If you are travelling by car from the M1 (North or South) just follow the Nottingham signs! Dead easy!
It’s not hard to get around town while you are here: there is a good tram and bus service that run all night, although you can walk almost everywhere!
For more local travel info, check:
Nottingham city transport
Here are some places where you can rest your skeleton after an all night shaking party! All these suggested accommodation are central and not to far away from the venues.
BRITANNIA NOTTINGHAM HOTEL
St. James's Street, Nottingham, NG1 6BN
Tel: 0871 222 0098
JURYS INN NOTTINGHAM HOTEL
Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3BJ
Tel: 01159 016 700
IBIS HOTEL NOTTINGHAM
16 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2FS
Tel: 0115 985 3600
Nottingham is the greatest city in the East Midlands, right in the middle of the country – which is very handy for you people travelling from all over the place. It’s most famous for a man in tights – Robin Hood, his merry men and the Sheriff of Nottingham, but there’s much more to the city than lutes and green tunics! The city was known as Place of Caves in Anglo-Saxon times, with people living and working in the many caves that pepper the city. It’s also reputed to have 2 girls to every man, although we’ve never seen any evidence of this! Maybe all those extra girls are hiding in the caves.
If you have time between the revelries, check out some of our favourite bars, shops and restaurants.
What to do in Nottingham
ROUGH TRADE NOTTINGHAM
5 Broad St,
Nottingham NG1 3AJ
The venue is located in the trendy area of Hockley in Nottigham City Centre. No car parking available on site but there is a carpark at only 2 min away. Only 200 passes allowed at a time at this venue!
THE I CLUB
(formely Nottingham Irish Centre)
2-4 Wilfred Street,
Nottingham, NG2 1AA
This venue is located next to the canal only 10 minutes walking from the city Centre, from the train and bus stations. It is as much a part of Nottingham as Robin Hood as it has built a much-respected reputation for live music, shows, and club nights. No car parking available on site but there is one 5 min away walking.
Record and music, vintage clothes, accessories and homeware, lowbrow art, tasty food, booze, cups of tea & much more! Bargains galore, fantastic finds and rummaging aplenty!
Saturday - 11th November 2017
11:00am - 4:00pm open to festival goers & general public.
Free admission for weekend wristband holders.
£2 for general public.