Festival News and Updates

Trystonbury 2012 Goes Down A Treet

Oct 6, 2012

Thanks to all those who came and made this years festival another good one.

The weatherwas gloriours for set up and stayed mighty fine til Sunday.

Here are a few pics and you can find more on our Facebook page.

Trystonbury 2012? What’s Going On?

Mar 10, 2012


Crew meal/briefing time, Trystonbury 2011

Have faith folks we’re getting the Trystonbury crew together for easter and we’ll be updating this site & Facebook with the plans for 2012’s event.  In the meantime we’ve put the fab pics from last year by our official photographer Philippa www.newlandportraits.com/. on the gallery page.


The Trystonbury crew will be out on festival manouvres at Sunrise & Shamabala Festivals this summer. Great festivals both of them and we’d love to meet some of you again at them.

Something Good Certainly Happened

Oct 7, 2011


Thanks to all who came and the sun who shone and made it a balmy and beautiful weekend for us all. Here are just some of the comments we received about this years event.  For lots more pics and review see our Facebook page.
Madeleine Cox

Words can’t really convey.. although Something Good certainly happened! Sterling organising effort, thank you. Big up the crew.. and the punters, trees, sunshine, DJ’s, tents, trucks, fires and friends. See you all next year x

Demi Hay
we had the most amazing weekend, dont think putting it in to words would do it justice to how great it really was. a big thank you to all those who made it possible xx
Paul Wilson
fab little fest , beautiful place and beautiful people , what a fab weekend xx
Darrell Hinds
Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of English paradise. Truly magical, see you next year…


What is a Tryst?

Jul 3, 2011

An appointment to meet at a certain date and time, especially one made somewhat secretly by lovers

late 14c., from O.Fr. tristre “appointed station in hunting,” possibly from a Scand. source (cf. O.N. treysta “to trust;” see trust)


His bird ambassadors go first astray and notify Hina, but finally the tryst is arranged, the bridal cortege arrives in state, and the bridal takes place.
—The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai
Y: Moses said: “Your tryst is the Day of the Festival, and let the people be assembled when the sun is well up.”
—Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Quran) side by side
They stay late together, and the evidence of their tryst is there in the morning.
—craigdailypress.com stories

Windsor ‘s Musical Legacy

Jul 3, 2011

The town of Windsor can lay claim to some very strong musical credentials in modern times.


It was home to the National Jazz & Blues Festival, an offshoot of the famous Marquee Club, and pre-cursor to the Reading Rock Festival.

More info on here.


Those were the daze


The series of Free festivals held at Windsor Great Park between the years 1972 and 1974 were significant for a number of reasons . They were the first lengthy UK free festivals that were reasonably well organised and which were held consecutively in one site.  See this article for more detail. http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/windsor-menu.html

There was some excellent footage and discussion of these festivals on BBC4’s recent series Festival Britannia.


Keep an eye out for ghosts of legends past

Jun 4, 2011

Trystonbury is located in part of the old Windsor Forest, a famous hunting park that has its own legend of a mysterious antler-headed rider and his baying hunting hounds.

Will Herne make a special guest appearance at Trystonbury 2011

The site also has many other links to historical and legendary times. We will keep adding em on here as we approach the festival. Hopefully they will get the creative juices flowing for ideas for fancy dress costumes or accessories for this years festival.

Herne Pics

On previous years revelers have spoken of glowing ‘Will of the wisp’ orbs floating amongst the trees.  Spooky.  The site itself is certainly a presence at the festival.


Trystonbury Site on film : Alice in Wonderland

Aug 26, 2010

The site of Trystonbury oozes history, faded grandeur, a lost world, echoes of the wild wood and legends of the past.  Its not surprising the site has been used in film.  Here is a clip of the TV adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” filmed in front of the ruined mansion and the ancient Beech tree.  It features Robbie Coltrane as Tweedle Dee or is he Tweedle Dum?  The Alice link to the site is apt also this year as we welcome some of the Rabbit Hole crew from Glastonbury who we have worked with at Glastonbury in 2009/10.