Fairweather Festival is a one day non-for-profit family festival on the 2nd September 2017. It is located at the stunning Los Altos Park in the heart of Sandown on the Isle of Wight. Our overall goal is to raise vital awareness on Mental Health and the stigma surrounding it.
Did you know that 1 in 4 people at any one time are suffering with some degree of poor mental health? The Royal Foundation started the campaign “Heads Together” as they saw that stigma, fear of judgement and outdated prejudice meant that too many people stayed quiet about their mental health challenges. This poses an extreme threat to peoples quality of life and often leads to tragedy, in the form of suicide. The only way people will learn to get through or solve their issues is to begin speaking about it. We will use and promote the hashtags #EndTheStigma & #ItsOkToNotFeelOk, we hope you will join us in striving to make a difference. Alongside this, Fairweather Festival will donate all profits in their entirety to charity “Mind”. Mind offer life changing advice and support services to empower anyone who believes they might be suffering with any kind of mental difficulty. They “won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect”.
If you go down into the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise! There will be a ‘HELL’ of a party at our ‘Cabin In The Woods’ Stage, where we will be bringing slices of Indie and Ibiza to the Isle of Wight. This incredibly unique-themed stage features takeovers from Atmos Music and Bassline Sessions. Atmos are bringing an eklectic bundle of the Island’s hottest bands whilst Bassline Sessions are pioneering the day with a sesnational bassline and garage themed stage takeover. Beer and boogie your socks off with entertainment from some of the Island & the UK’s biggest and best upcoming musicians and dance extraudinare..
Our mainstage, ‘Over The Hill’ features a line-up packed with a delightful mixture of artists and is sure to have something for everyone! Rappers, bands, acoustic singer/songwriters, spoken word and comedy. Featuring mainly big blockbuster names, with a slight taster of the very best fresh local talent, this stage boasts a much more chilled atmosphere for you to enjoy a chilled day on the park, perhaps with a cheeky cocktail or two. We aim to cater for all music tastes and are focused on delivering the very best in upcoming music – something the Isle of Wight has lacked exposure too in past years. Come take a seat on the hill and help #MakeADifference!