Ey Up Mi Duck is a music festival – and what’s that name all about? Well in the East Midlands Ey Up Mi Duck (or Ayup Midduck) is a common local greeting between folk. What better name for a family friendly festival than a friendly greeting shared between friends?
Taking place at the Amber Valley Rugby Club in Derbyshire from 28-30 April, the festival promises to showcase outstanding artists from a variety of genres with just two very simple aims: to provide a fantastic weekend jam-packed with entertainment and fun, and to raise much needed funds and awareness for Meningitis Now.
The line-up is crammed full of semi-professional stars, including Gaz Brookfield and Funke and the Two-Tone Baby, both who played Glastonbury Festival in 2016. The festival showcases most genres including Punk, Skiffle, Folk, Pop and Indie, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.
There will be a variety of craft stalls, hog roasts, vegetarian dishes, and children’s entertainment including some magical fairies to keep the little ones engaged for the weekend too. And for those who choose to camp, there are flushing toilets onsite too. A true luxury in today’s festival scene!
The event will support Meningitis Now, with all proceeds being donated and everyone is encouraged to wear orange on Saturday to help raise awareness. The organisers have a strong connection to Meningitis Now after their family friend, Charlotte, battled meningitis whilst at university, resulting in her having both legs and all the fingers on one hand amputated. Charlotte now devotes her time to supporting others through meningitis and tirelessly raises awareness nationwide in her role as a Young Ambassador.
A weekend ticket for Ey Up Mi Duck is just £35 per adult, £20 for under 18’s and is free for under 12’s. Camping is highly encouraged and is just £5 for the whole weekend in either vehicles or tents.
To buy your tickets or find out more, please visit Ey Up Mi Duck’s website.