This year the Festival starts on 9 August and it runs until Sunday 2 September 2012.

Today at The Hub the full programme for the Festival 2012 will be unveiled and priority booking for Festival Friends and Patrons opens online, by post and fax. We will bring you updates from the launch here later this morning.

We have already been advised that this year’s Festival aims to Unite the World.


Here is the official Festival trailer:-

Key dates:

Saturday 24 March

  • Booking opens to everyone online, by telephone and in person at Hub Tickets.

Thursday 9 August

  • Festival 2012 opens

Sunday 2 September

  • Virgin Money Fireworks Concert
  • Festival 2012 comes to a close