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Just So Festival 2024

Just so festival entrance
Start Date: 16 Aug 2024
End Date: 18 Aug 2024
Venue: Rode Hall

Just So Festival is back for Summer 2024 with lots of fun in-store.

Just So Festival is an internationally renowned arts festival dedicated solely to families and is back for 2024. 

Here is what you need to know about this fun family festival. 

What is the Just So Festival? 

Just So Activities Storyteller Ian Douglas in the Spellbound Forest, Just So Festival 2021, credit Andrew Allcock
Credit Andrew Allcock

Just So Festival, which has been running for the past 13 years, with the aim of helping families make memories together in the great outdoors whilst enjoying the very best music, theatre, circus, storytelling and much more. 

Run by by female-founded arts organisation Wild Rumpus and is designed for the whole family to get involved in activities, and for grown-ups to rediscover their inner child.

Festival goers can expect childhood nostalgia with activities including yearly activities such as: 

  • A midnight feast under the stars
  • The Just So Sports Day with parent races and a silly Dad dancing competition,
  • Kitsch silent disco
  • Storytelling around a crackling campfire in the woods. 
  • Campfire songs
  • Theatre shows on a woodland stage 
  • Live music stage
  • Circus skills and shows

Plus each year Just So brings a whole host of fun new acts, line-ups and activities meaning each festival is always different

Just So areas Dancing at the Footlights Stage, Just So Festival credit Andrew Allcock
Credit Andrew Allcock

The family festival is divided up into different zones. The 2024 festival areas haven’t yet been announced. 

For the 2023 Just So the zones included 

  • Spellbound Forest where you will discover the campfire, nature crafts, woodland movies and more
  • Shangri-La brings well-being sessions to Just So with yoga, sound baths and lots of relaxing activities
  • Roll Up Roll Up for not only watching circus-style shows but also learning circus skills
  • Footlights the place to listen to an array of live music and have a boogie
  • The Future is a new area deep in the forest where you can explore with poetry and stories what the world going forward might look like. 
  • The Bluejay Stage is the perfect space for woodland DJ sets and fun fitness sessions beneath the canopies.
  • Marauder’s Cove an imaginary space where you have washed up ashore in a strange uninhabited land – try your hand at fire building, shelter making, raft construction and anything your mind desires
  • Colourado the Workshop Tent think crafting and making and all things colour
  • Hop, Skip and Jump the new Just So playground with schoolyard games, the sports day and a whole lot of nostalgic fun
  • Peekaboo the zone for everything babies and toddlers from lullabys to dance workshops under 4’s will have the time of their lives. 

You check out our review of Just So 2023 here. 

The Just So 2024 Line Up

Review Just So Festival woodland games

The Just So 2024 Festival Line Up has not yet been announced.

For an idea of what to expect the 2023 line up included :  

  • DJ set from Anna Whitehouse  – aka Mother Pukka
  • Live music from firm Just So favourites David Gibb Big Band London-based brass band the Perhaps Contraption, Thingumabob & The Thingumajigs, folksy ska band Lazlo Baby, and the Rin Tins.
  • Theatre including Eye of Newt’s The Hare and The Moon which is performed in miniature inside a vintage suitcase, and The Bug Hotel by Hurly Burly Theatre, a show which celebrates the wildlife beneath our feet. 
  • The Magic Lantern, a beautiful shadow puppet theatre on wheels, The Magic Lantern
  • Pif Paf Theatre’s two travelling machines show The Flycycle and The Submercycle which will take tiny groups of festivalgoers on a journey around the festival site telling fantastical stories from under the sea and high in the sky. 

The Just So Carnival of Animals

Carnival of animals Just So An owl at Just So Festival

A big Just So tradition is the Carnival of Animals. 

This is where festivalgoers can choose to dress up as one of seven different animals, including foxes, bees and fish, and compete in games and challenges and to perform acts of kindness (such as recycling and giving compliments ) over the weekend or to win golden pebbles for their team.

The Carnival of Animals comes to a spectacular end as the animals gather and then march together to discover which group will be crowned the overall winners. 

Where Does Just So Take Place?

The Just So Festival take place at the Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green ST7 3QT

When is Just So 2024

Just So Festival 202 will take place on 16th, 17th and 18th  August 2024

Tickets to Just So 2024

Tickets to Just So 2024 are on sale now. 

They offer a choice of weekend tickets with camping and day tickets for both on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August.

Early Bird Tickets have been released as below 

Early Bird Weekend Camping Tickets to Just So for 2024 cost from: 

  • £155.15 for adults
  • £48.15 for children
  • Free – under 3’s however tickets required 

Early Bird Just 2023 Day tickets cost from 

  • £48.15 for adults
  • £21.40 for children
  • Free – under 3’s however tickets required 

A payment plan is available which will let you split the cost. 

Car park passes are required if you are bringing a vehicle which cost £14.45

Campervan/ Caravan passes are also available for £74.90

All prices above include a booking fee. See the link below to book tickets and for more information. 

Plus don’t forget you can check out our review of Just So 2023 here. 

Always check with organiser before setting off
Address: Rode Hall, Scholar Green, Cheshire ST7 3QT

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