We're no longer updating this website but we are still out in the fields and a lot of what you'll read here holds true... You'll find Weirdigans behind the scenes at a wide range of festivals and occasionally you'll still find us serving the 'best chai on site'!
If you're looking for festival workers, co-ordinators, riggers, performers, recyclers, renewable power providers etc etc... we may be able to help. contact us.
"An oasis of carpet in the muddy desert...The most chilled vibe in the festival is here."a
Venue... Weirdigans inhabits a cluster of green, recycled-canvas, fire-resistant tents.
We create safe and cosy spaces with colourful rugs; spaces for relaxing, chatting, meeting new friends, reading, feeding, doing the crossword or grabbing a quick doze. We also host music sessions, exhibitions, workshops, dancing and political debates.
"A lovely space that lights the nights and brightens the days."Energy... Lit by extremely energy-efficient, cutting edge LED lighting - custom-designed by Dave Weirdigan and powered by our own solar panels - Weirdigans is a beautiful and functional showcase for sustainable technology. At night we're a festival landmark, glowing and twinkling with LED faerie lights.
Seeking crew to help behind the scenes at The Green Gathering: Interested?
Music... In the evenings acoustic musicians gather to practice and entertain. Folky sessions are interspersed with diverse and feisty performances; it's all totally unplugged and spontaneous.
Later, if the mood is right, we play happy/funky/soulful tunes on our teeny-weeny eco sound-system.
LEDisco is an extension of this: solar-powered; no throbbing bass; no angry neighbours; dancing essential.
"Weirdigans is the best venue on site... it's more fun in here than at any of the stages!"
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is a non-profit-making (ad)venture. We
do what we do because we enjoy being part of the festival
and are inspired by festival-goers' appreciation. We aim to
provide a fantastic venue and service while treading as lightly on the
earth as we can. Our ethical
"Weirdigans is the festival teddy-bear: friendly, comforting, grounding and totally accepting. Thankyou."
The Crew... includes a qualified teacher; Greenpeace & other activists; an LED expert; a medical herbalist; artists, performers, musicians, cooks, therapists, environmentalists, djs, students, travellers and people of all ages who've stepped out of the mainstream to pursue a more ethical, egalitarian and creative way of life. Gallery
Background... Weirdigans was created in 2004 since when it has grown organically, encompassing the things we're passionate about and responding to festival-goers' needs, interests and requests. Blog
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Our Other Hats:
LEDfantastic: For more about LED lighting.
Mama Weirdigan's (aka Hebden Bridge Hostel):
When we're not at festivals you can often find us playing host at Mama's; providing quirky, affordable accommodation for travellers, walkers, backpackers and Weirdigan regulars in this unique South Pennine town.
Hazel Hedge: "Ready for some real change"; aka Em Weirdigan on an occasional eco-political slant/rant.
The Green Gathering: We've been going to this gathering for years, first as punters then as stewards, healers, first-aiders, speakers, traders... now we help organise the Gathering.
Maybe see you there...
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