Experince the festival legend that is Whirl-Y-FayreBy Sj.Cliff
“The intense atmosphere, the diverse clientele, that constant intimacy and openness, this is the way that Whirl-Y-Gig has been since its inception in the 1980’s.”
Whirl-Y-Gig presents a weekend of quality dance music in a perfect environment with all the magic of the Fayre. In the realm of Avalon and with stunning views towards Glastonbury Tor, this is an event which is beyond categorization. It is a place where children of all ages can dance through a microcosm of love, laughter and light!
By day, the Parlour Party Free Stage hosts spontaneous performances from fayre goers who touch the heart strings with messages of joy, freedom and unity.
By night, the Global Disco big top stands like a mystical bastion beneath the moon, with the fabulous Zeeman Zap light show radiating iridescent colours upon the towering canopy. Within its glowing walls is the legendary DJ Monkey Pilot plus special guests such as Banco de Gaia, Captain Flatcap, Celt Islam, Kaya Project, Spatialize, Transglobal Underground and Zetan Spore. Whirl-Y-Gig is an event difficult to describe and a moment difficult to miss.
With a strong and loving life force, the Whirl-Y-Sound is a musical heartbeat for a future global family. Dance to the Whirl-Y-Beat and journey through Whirl-Y-Gig’s unique electronic landscape, where many diverse elements blend into one cohesive and unifying experience. From deep dubstep and hot drum’n’bass to tropical house and tribal trance, the Whirl-Y-Mix embraces hints and flavours of celtic or global, classical or psychedelic, rock and pop, roots and radical. Whether it be African or European, Arabic or Asian, Whirl-Y-Gig finds inspiration from around the world on one ecstatic dancefloor. Whirl-Y-Gig embodies the spirit of community in a carnival atmosphere. Bathed in rainbow rippling lights and wrapped in exotic décor, it is a festival of delights for people of all ages and places.
Set within beautiful rolling meadows, the magic of the Whirl-Y-Fayre offers something for everyone. Tipi Zelia hosts a shamanic lodge with a fire and healing energies. In a sheltered grove, the open fire in the Whirl-Y-Garden burns day and night, a beacon of enchantment and a place of great comfort and magic for tired ravers and faeries. The willow garden also beckons throughout the day and is a great place for late night refreshment. These are truly ‘surreal’ and gorgeous places to relax and to simply be yourself in a welcoming, soothing and lovely situation.
Robbie’s night time Psy Art Tent is another incredible experience, a chill out tent with inspirational vibes for artists, poets and visionaries and aptly named “the best psychedelic tea shop in existence”. Last but not least is the 24hr best-loved festival café ‘Eartheart’ famous for its veggie/vegan food, hippy lounge and heart-warming vibes. Don’t miss Harp John playing there over breakfast! Eartheart is just one of several yummy eateries to choose from, including the fabulous clay oven Pizza Tent.
For many festival-goers, the Whirl-Y-Fayre has become a life changing event to look forward to all year round and for others, it is simply one of the best small festivals you could hope to find, with astounding musical performances, atmosphere and environment.
For children, the Whirl-Y-Fayre is their own special fairyland, filled with wonder and delight, including children’s attractions, but mostly just adored by both adults and kids for the great vibes, which make it so fun-filled and relaxing, and so liberating for everyone. A cosmic party from beginning to end!