One of These Days 'festival of festivals' launches

Festivals including Field Day, Melt!, Kendal Calling, Glastonbury Dance Village and Shambala are teaming up for a one-off extravaganza in Blackpool on 8 - 9 December.

Each festival will create a mini version of their event at the One of These Days event in Winter Gardens in Blackpool, with different festivals curating each of the venue's 12 spaces.

The other festivals involved are Oya Festival, Electric Elephant, End of The Road, DFA Records, SWN Festival, The Warehouse Project, Now Wave, Free Rotation, Eden Sessions and Fiber Festival.

The Glasonbury Dance Village area will include a spectacular 'cubehenge' light installation while End of the Road festival will set up indoor forests. Electric Elephant will create the Croatian beaches where it takes place.

The 'festival of festivals' is organised by independent promoter Now Wave with agency Ear to the Ground and funding from the Arts Council.

More than 150 bands, DJs and artists will perform to an audience of 10,000 people.

Ruth Daniel, the event's promoter, said: "We were going around the world to many different festivals seeing really unique ways of doing things. We decided to invite these wonderful festivals to the party.

"Our vision is to have one site where each space within it is filled by a micro-version of each festival, not just musically, but visually – capturing the essence of each festival. We aimed high and asked the festivals we love to come to Blackpool. They said yes."

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