The Grey Dog Festival aims to create a conversation about mental health amongst young people, to bring the subject out of the shadows, and challenge the stigma attached to it, so that the barriers to seeking support are removed.
Many people use music as a coping device when times are hard and they feel alone, isolated and desperate. The Grey Dog Festival is about taking that individual coping strategy and making it a tool for bringing people together. Talking is the start of understanding you are not alone, that there are people who will listen, and that there is support available.
There will be a full day of live music on three stages. From acoustic through to hip hop.
Full line up to be confirmed.
As well as music there will be theatre, workshops, stalls and food available.
There will be time to talk, to explore and share.
Keep checking back as more details will be revealed as the event gets closer.
As well as a full day of music on Saturday we can offer camping in our woodland area on the Friday and Saturday night.
Spend Friday evening singing around the campfire with a few of the people who will perform during the day on Saturday.
After the main stage finishes on Saturday night why rush off? Just head back to your tent to unwind. Then head home on Sunday morning relaxed and refreshed.
We are currently taking applications for acts that would like to perform at the festival.
We will give preference to acts who are willing to openly talk about their own experience of mental health.
We are also taking applications from people interested in having a stall at the festival.
If there are any companies or individuals that would like to discuss sponsorship please also contact us using the form above.