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Twinwood Arena

The Main Arena is the festival focal point and takes you through a musical journey from the 1920s to the favourites of the 1940s and 1950s, and ending in the early 1960s.

Surrounded by woodland, the beautiful grass banked arena is the perfect place to sit with a picnic or just take everything in from the elevated decked bar area.

There are two dance floors, undercover viewing boxes and marquees, as well as traders and food vendors. We advise you to bring your own folding chairs. The Arena opens for breakfasts at 7am to campers only, and opens fully to the general public at 10.30am on Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

The Control Tower Stage

The Control Tower stage boasts three days of toe-tapping Rock ‘n’ Roll from the best live bands around. Hosted by Strollin' Steve and Galaxie Bob - and with a large undercover dance floor - this is the place for jiving.

After the Rock 'n' Roll during the day, on the Saturday and Sunday evenings the stage will go back even further in time to host top Swing bands, playing the classic and endlessly danceable Swing Jazz of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

The area also houses a large undercover seating area, traders, a bar and food vendors.

The Colonial Club

This venue features the very best in 1930s and 1940s entertainment. In the daytime you can take a seat at one of the many tables and enjoy tea, coffee, sandwiches, cake and hot food or learn some moves in one of our dance workshops, hosted by The Melody Man.

In the evening, this huge themed marquee offers a superb array of live acts well into the early hours, all hosted by the dynamic Dusty Limits. The Colonial Club also hosts the finals for the Mr and Miss Vintage UK competition during the Sunday of the festival.

The Colonial Club is home to a very popular food court that hosts a carvery during the day where you can enjoy classic British roast dinners and also vegetarian options. During the evening, the area will be serving an Indian and Chinese buffet. The food court has its own large dedicated seating area.

Le Monde Électrique

Set in a clearing in the woods and festooned with multi-coloured Chinese lanterns, this outdoor glade comes alive at night with live bands in a number of energetic genres. Expect some Rockabilly, Garage Rock, Electro Swing and more - certainly not one to be missed for all party animals!

Moonshine Glade

Our newest daytime stage brings you the lively sounds of American roots music with Bluegrass, Country and Folk! You will find this festival gem tucked away in a wooded area just off the Woodland Walk.

We have a full band line-up of old-timey Americana to be announced soon, so watch this space!

The Liberty Stage

This stage showcases the traditional 1940s Twinwood spirit. Featuring both solo acts and much-loved singing trios, the stage is a great place to sit and relax or have a little dance to some of your favourite songs. This small stage is found en-route to the Control Tower end of the site.

The Nag's Head

The Nag's Head is Twinwood Festival's very own pub, complete with three locally brewed real ales, a range of ciders and lots of rustic charm, it's just a short stroll from the Arena along the Woodland Walk. Pop along on Saturday and Sunday night and you might even get a good old fashioned sing-a-long.

The Casablanca Club

Open on Saturday and Sunday evenings, this Moroccan-style club takes you back to the 1940s in French occupied Casablanca, complete with authentic bellydancing! Think Humphery Bogart and Ingrid Bergman at Rick’s Café.

Le Café de Bois de Jumeau

This venue offers authentic period French & European entertainment on Saturday and Sunday night in this beautifully themed and decorated venue. This is a chance to see superb artists singing in many languages in an intimate setting.

The Dance Marquee

Ever wanted to learn to dance? Well now’s your chance as this venue offers many different vintage-style dance lessons taught daily by an array of experienced instructors on a massive sprung dance floor. See the programme for full class details.

Then at night, Strollin' Steve takes over to host a Rock 'n' Roll extravaganza, finishing only when the last couple drops!

The Hangar and Officer's Mess Bar

This intimate and atmospheric venue is part of the original RAF Twinwood and retains much of that history today. The Officer's Mess Bar is straight out of the 1940s with many period features preserved and on display, and it offers a wide range of drinks in an authentic setting.

Meanwhile, next door The Hangar offers a great dance floor where daily dance classes are taught by some of the very best instructors, followed by an evening of sizzling 1940s music to keep you dancing 'til late into the night!

The Tin Hat Club

The Tin Hat Club boasts a superb wooden sprung dance floor and during the daytime hosts our regular intermediate dance classes taught by the very best swing dance instructors, to top 1930s and 40s tunes. Then at night the venue comes to life as a 1960s disco full of the Mod and Rock sounds of the "British Invasion", the Surf sound of the US, and more!

The Soulshack

This nightclub-style venue offers original Soul favourites from the early 60s, and a sprinkling of Northern Soul for good measure from some fantastic DJ’s with sets that keep the dance floor packed until the early hours!

See you at Twinwood - The ultimate vintage festival for music, dance and fashion!

Photo credits - photography in header artwork by Stephen Astley-Jones.

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