Mark Ellen is an award-winning magazine editor, journalist and broadcaster. He is the former editor-in-chief of 15 magazines at Emap publishing, launch-editor of Q and Mojo. He later became the editor of The Word, a music magazine which he started with long-time colleague and his co-presenter of The Old Grey Whistle Test David Hepworth. They now collaborate on Word In Your Ear, a series of music-themed live events and podcasts.
Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREEDavid Hepworth's books about rock are best sellers because they combine hair-raising stories about the people who made the music with fresh insights into the effects it had on all our lives. For one night only, he and fellow writer and podcaster Mark Ellen will discuss the British invasion of the United States from the Beatles to Live Aid and describe what the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who, Dave Clark Five, Led Zeppelin, Sex Pistols and Culture Club took from America in those frantic decades, and what they got in return.
The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.
We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.
For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.
Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).