Unity Festival 2019

30 August – 1 September 2019

Burston, Norfolk, IP22 5SX

Join UNISON Eastern’s young members committee for the trade union event of the summer!

We’ve joined up with the WoW festival team to bring you UNITY.

Timed to coincide with the Burston Strike School rally, UNITY will be held on the WoW Festival site, just outside the village.

We’ve got 22 amazing bands, the best quality sound, dancing, a sample of DJs, karaoke, dancing, great food, 16,000 laser lights, yoga, drumming workshops, a kids area and The Burston Crown the local village pub is moving to UNITY – just for you. Oh, and there’s more dancing.

It all kicks off on Friday 30th at 6pm until 1am and again from 11am Saturday 31st to 1am with a closing set from The Mighty Flux.

As well the music, all through Saturday we’ll have a great programme of speakers and workshops.

This is our celebration of Year of the Young Worker, so tickets are an absolute bargain – weekend camping for just £20 and day tickets of £5 Friday and £10 Saturday. Under-16s get in half price and under-11s come free.

Buy your tickets.

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See you there!


Friday 30 August:

Captain Flatcap

My Bad Sister

For the Hornets

Forest of Fools


Helena Deans

Pretty Ace


Bridget Holmes


Saturday 31 August:

Electric Jalaba

Black Cat Bone

The Mighty Flux

Thy Last Drop


Gabriela Eva

Total Hip Replacment



Nebula Sun

Gaffa Tape Sandy

Diamond Dave



We’ve got a full programme of entertainment on Saturday, including workshops, a question time event and speeches.

Taking part are Roger McKenzie, UNISON assistant general secretary; Josephine Grahl, UNISON national young workers officer; Karen Davies, Labour parliamentary candidate for Norwich North; Steve Sweeney, Morning Star international editor; Dr Danny Taggert, Professor Peter Beresford, Dr Susan McPherson and Dr Ewen Speed from the University of Essex; Ellen Clifford, Disabled People Against Cuts; Becki Meakin, campaigner from Shaping Our Lives – Made the BBC top 100 women list 2018.

Site and travel information

UNITY will be held in Woolsey Bridge Fields, IP22 5SX, near Burston in Norfolk. There is plenty of space for car parking – or even bringing camper vans – but getting there by public transport can be more of a challenge.

The site is over half an hour walk away from Diss train station and around 25 minutes from Burston. Some buses do pass the site but to help you with transport a free shuttle service will run between Diss Station (on the London to Norwich train line) and Unity Festival between 4pm and 7pm on Friday and between 5.30pm and 7pm on Sunday so you can get back after the strike school rally.

There is a fully licensed bar on site run by local pub the Burston Crown selling a selection of beers, wines and ciders at its normal bar prices. There will be food stalls on site including vegan options.

UNITY will run a no single-use plastics policy.

Disabled visitors

Unity festival is in a field that has been farmed. There are small inclines but overall the fields are flat but undulating.

If you have a wheelchair or need any form of assistance we will always be available to help you at any time of day and night. If you feel that you are likely to require assistance please let us know when you arrive.

The Unity festival site at Woolsey Bridge Fields is quite compact and the distances from one part of the site to another are relatively small.

The accessible camping area reserved for anyone with a disability is as close to the main festival fields as can possibly be, and provides quick and easy access to the toilet block.

Disabled access toilets are within 300 metres of the performance areas and there are also disabled access toilets in the camping areas.

There are disabled parking spaces for Blue badge holders and for those with any special access requirements. If you need to have your vehicle with you in the camping area please tell us on arrival.

If you require access to a viewing platform please let us know in advance.

Unity Festival does not have BSL interpreting services.

PA tickets are available – please let us know in advance.

Get in touch if you require further information.

Pregnant visitors

If you are pregnant and want to come we want to see you at UNITY.

You will be given a special easy-to-reach parking space with easy access in and out of the site.

We can provide you with a camping space that is close to the music and near the loos.

The disabled loos are for you as well, and they never more than 200 yards away and are close by everything.

If you want to just take off and have quiet time we have a space for you to relax. Let us know, and we can provide seating for you in either performance marquee.
Just tell us what you need and we will try to provide it for you.