About the Festival
About the Silz Festival
The Festival itself takes place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, and hence usually benefits from the best weather that the British Summer can offer, with most of the 350 attendees camping on-site, though local B&Bs and hotels are available for the more discerning of festival goers. The key details of the weekend are:
8-a-side, Mixed, on grass! (Minimum of 3 ladies per team); Matches are divided into 2 sections - Tournament, which is a semi-competitive cup competition (though with semis and final played on astro), and Festival - where in the best traditions of festival hockey, results and points do not matter, and often, the rules of hockey are not necessarily particularly high on the agenda either!
11-a-side, Mixed on Astro (Minimum of 5 ladies per team) for the slightly more serious - but still not for anyone who is wanting to "warm up" for the season!
Friday - arrival from 2pm, evening hosts the Arrival party which includes BBQ, some (limited) free drinks and general drinking games
Saturday - matches kick off no earlier than 10am, and evening entertainment is a disco
Sunday - matches including semi-finals and final on Sunday afternoon, with the evening seeing the send-off party, which is fancy dress themed, and includes a disco and awards presentation
Monday morning - everyone departs with slightly sore heads!
ALL on one site - camping, catering, changing and showers, bar (open almost 24 hours a day), matches and entertainment
All held at the fabulous Silhillians Sports Club & Conference Centre (B93 9LW)
Cost: £400 per team for squads up to 20 for the Grass Entries, and £440 for the Astro entries, with £10 per head for any further attendees past 20; payable 1 month prior to the weekend
Payment: You can pay online or you can pay via cheque - click on “Enter Here” for more details. To reserve your place you simply need to pay the £100 Entry Deposit asap (this £100 is part of the total £400)
Location: VERY conveniently located only 150 yards from J5 of the M42, and with major super-markets only a few miles away, plus the highlights of Solihull's night life within 2 miles (if people feel like leaving the site at all!)
Venue: The Silhillians Sports Club, B93 9LW
Click here for a Google Map of the location