Festival 8 is delighted to be working with Minimatt again on our newest stage area. Tucked behind the old granary, next door to the Salon, this intimate playing space is usually the birthplace of many surprising festival entertainments. Last year we had a delightful visit from, internet sensations, Phat Bollard. We have seen comedy and prose, music and song. It’s another part of the festival that embodies the spirit of ‘we are the festival’; as we like to say, Festival 8, Particip8!
The Minimatt Busking Stage is a place for all new talent across many genres. Enjoy a range of artists, musicians, poets & spoken word performers. The stage is also open-mic at certain times, so if you have your own instrument and want to play, roughly three to four songs / performances, come along and put your name down. Last year we had so much amazing talent it was hard to fit everyone in. We operate on a ‘first come first served basis’ and we will do our best to accommodate everyone. We will have a range of pre-booked artists playing on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday as well as running the open mic sessions.