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Costa Winter Festival 2024

Hayling Island, Hampshire

9 - 13 December 2024

Costa Winter Festival is no regular festival...

Embrace the enchantment of the festive season at Costa Winter Festival, where you can enjoy all the fun of a regular festival with a winter twist!

A ‘Costa Music Festival’ brings you all the fun of a regular music festival with some key differences.

No matter sun or snow, you can always rely on our Costa festivals to be held at four, or five-star hotels that allow us complete exclusivity of the venue, and our winter festival is no different.

All Costa festivals offer you in abundance:

• Fantastic live music
• Fabulous food
• Five-star service from our onsite team
• Fun and friendship

In addition to all of the above, the Christmas spirit is sprinkled all over the event, giving you the chance to partake in Secret Santa, Christmas Singalongs, workshops, dancing, mulled wine, Chritmas jumpers, a themed Christmas Party Night, and so much more! So, if you are thinking of a low-key sedate festival, forget it!

Afterall, it does take place only two weeks ahead of Christmas.

We can’t promise sunshine, but we can promise an incredible line-up, a warm bed with en-suite bathroom, delicious food and a splendid Christmas Dinner.

We are thrilled to be welcoming our guests back to Warners Lakeside Coastal Village in Hayling Island for the second year of fun and frivolity. The accommodation has something to suit everyone, from standard, contemporary styled chalets spread throughout the site, Woodland Lodges, perfectly located for friends to meet up and socialise, to the Harbour Suites situated close to the festival hub.

 
 

If you're not ready to book but have further questions then please feel free to email us at info@harmonyvoyages.co.uk and we'll be happy to help

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Four nights Dinner, B&B (checkout Friday after breakfast)
  • Choice of comfortable accommodation
  • Full festival pass
  • Daily concerts & workshops (music starts after dinner on Monday evening through to late evening on Thursday)
  • Late night bar & music
  • Daily workshops - Ukulele, Pilates & Choir
  • Late night ceilidhs
  • Open Mic, Singaround, Tunes Session, Ceilidh, Late Sessions and a Christmas Party Night
  • Full time service of the Costa Festival team
  • Optional Secret Santa gift exchange
  • Fully protected for your peace of mind – ABTA No: P7419

Warner hotels offer minimum stay 3 night breaks either side of the festival. Pease ask for details if you would like to extend your stay.

LINE UP

Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader grew up in Glasgow and Irvine, Scotland and it was in those towns that she learned to use music as a vehicle for communicating with others through busking and performing at the local folk clubs. In the early 1980s, Eddi travelled around Europe with circus and performance artists before moving to London where she quickly became a sought after session vocalist. See more...

Albion Christmas Band

The Albion Christmas Band are widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 22 years this year, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK. See more...

Melrose Quartet

Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act, with both tight a capella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. They comprise leading English musicians Nancy Kerr (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), James Fagan, Jess & Richard Arrowsmith with twin fiddles, guitar and bouzouki, melodeon and four strong voices. See more....

The Churchfitters

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw or a glass harp. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax.See more....

Stick In The Wheel

The radical East London duo are known for their intense live shows exploring the raw holler of folk, synths, spoken word and intricate guitar fuzz. They present full-force reworkings of centuries-old work-songs with fragments of ancient texts that speak to contemporary issues of class – an inherently political act.See more....

Keith Donnelly and Lauren South

Keith Donnelly, one of the most popular, and, yes slightly crazy, figures in the folk world, teams up with the scene’s most exciting new voice - Lauren South. Keith’s songwriting and guitar-playing often take a back seat to his onstage madcappery. Not so in this duo (He promises!). See more....

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra have been gleefully trampling over genre boundaries for over a decade now, chucking Western Swing, Blues, Country, Rock & Roll, Soul and more into their musical gumbo, but always sounding mostly just like themselves.See more....

Megson

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson, aka Stu & Debbie Hanna, draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music.See more....

The Often Herd

The Often Herd transcend the traditional boundaries of bluegrass music. Although they might resemble an American string band, complete with driving energy, tight vocal harmonies and dazzling instrumental interplay, their vibrant, transatlantic sound is deeply coloured by their surroundings; the striking natural and industrial landscapes of Northern England. See more....

Ellie Gowers

Ellie is a songwriter and guitarist from Warwickshire. What grew from a childhood love of literature and traditional folk song is a carefully crafted and emotionally mature catalogue of original material, with references to artists including Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake.See more....

Good Habits

One of the most exciting new folk duos to come out of the UK in recent years, Good Habits’ award winning, genre-fusing sound has received international critical acclaim in the short 3 years they have been performing. Composed of Bonnie Schwarz (cello + vocals) and Pete Shaw (accordion), the pair mix virtuosic musicianship and vocal harmony with vivid storytelling, drawing on their diverse musical tastes and weaving them into an action-packed narrative of folky goodness. See more....

Janice Burns and Jon Doran

Janice Burns and Jon Doran are an award-winning Anglo-Scottish duo who came together after discovering a shared love of traditional music and songs that tell vivid stories about the nature of life and our place in the world.See more....

Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones

A powerful new duo is emerging from the chaos of the last couple of years - and the folk world has been waiting! As established solo artists, Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones are no strangers to the folk scene. However, the force of this phenomenal “new” duo is sure to turn some heads, and for very good reasons. See more...

Banter

Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards & vocals, Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass, vocals & dance calling and, newly added from 2021, Mark Jolley on bass, fiddle, guitar & vocals. Four fine musicians who’s roots are firmly in the traditional English genre, but who enjoy stretching the limits. See more...

ACCOMMODATION

In every chalet you'll find nice-to-have amenities including free Wi-Fi, towels, a TV, hairdryer, comfy chairs and reading lights and tea & coffee-making facilities with biscuits.

Standard Chalet

Contemporary and comfortable, the standard chalets offer either double or twin beds with ensuite bath or shower room. Some standard chalets are two-storey with 12 concrete steps to climb. If you require ground floor accommodation please specify on your booking form. Please note: Single occupancy chalets only offer a single bed.


Woodland Lodge

A popular choice close to the lake, the 16 lodges, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, are arranged in a horseshoe shape around landscaped gardens. They all benefit from large verandas with outside seating and allocated parking. A mixture of double and twin beds with bath or shower ensuites.


Bay Cottage and Superior Chalet

These modern bay cottages are decorated with a nautical theme and provide a cosy feel with contemporary style. Desirable because of their separate small lounges and dedicated parking, the 12 bay cottages are equipped with showers and double beds.


Harbour Suite

Situated close to all the facilities but still with lots of peace and quiet these beautifully designed suites, feature a separate bedroom, with ensuite shower room and a lounge with bi-folding doors leading out to a private patio. Harbour suites include a reserved parking space.

ACTIVITIES

Pilates with Rosie

Join Rosie at the daily pilates class which will definitely help improve your posture, flexibility, strength, balance and set you up for the day ahead.

Ukulele Workshops with Andy

Why not join Andy at the daily ukulele sessions running at Costa Festival. With just four strings and unlimited chords, this is a great instrument to get into even if you haven’t played much before. You will learn how to play a few songs but most importantly have fun whilst doing so then on the final day of the festival you will perform to the Costa audience.

Celia's Costa Choir

There are many reasons as to why you should join Celia at the “Costa Choir” workshops: its the perfect place to make friends, practise new vocal techniques, learn new songs, performing in front of the Costa audience at the end of the festival but most importantly, have fun!

PRICE

Prices per person / Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.

£100pp deposit required to secure booking.

ROOM TYPEPRICE PER PERSON
STANDARD CHALET £499
STANDARD CHALET (single occupancy) for sole use£499 - SOLD OUT
STANDARD CHALET (double occupancy) for sole use£791 - 5 Available
WOODLAND LODGE £573
SUPERIOR CHALET £593
BAY COTTAGE £593
HARBOUR SUITE £599 - SOLD OUT

Coach Travel Package

Harmony Voyages are offering a hassle-free coach travel package to and from the event:


Coach available to book now - £50 per person

  • Climate control for optimum travelling comfort
  • Toilet/washroom
  • Aircraft style individual seat back tables
  • Multi screen DVD system for movies and GPS
  • Steward/ess served drinks & snacks service
  • Large panoramic, tinted & double glazed windows
  • Maximum luggage capacity including wardrobe
  • Extra Leg Room 

Coach departs Monday 9 December & returns Friday 13 December
Pick up timePick up location
09:00Manchester Airport
11:30Birmingham Airport
Motorway Services M6 and M40 enroute by request
09:00Leeds Bradford
Motorway Services M1 by request

Costa Winter Festival Play List

FAQs

ARE FESTIVAL ONLY TICKETS AVAILABLE?
Due to the nature of the set up at Warners Lakeside, festival tickets will not be available for sale. Only in the event that the hotel is not fully sold out will we be in a position to release festival only tickets. Please contact the office for more information.

WHAT IS MY FINANCIAL PROTECTION?
Harmony Voyages Ltd operate as a franchisee of Fred. Olsen Travel Ltd under ABTA No: P7419.
Your Costa festival holiday is a package holiday protected by ABTA. More information can be found here: https://www.abta.com/tips-and-advice/is-my-holiday-protected

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE FESTIVAL IS POSTPONED OR CANCELLED?
You will be offered a new date or a full refund.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE ARTIST THAT I BOOKED TO SEE IS UNABLE TO PERFORM AT THE FESTIVAL / HOLIDAY?
As you have booked a holiday, then the holiday will still take place. The full programme will still be performed and any artists unable to travel will be replaced.

DO I NEED HOLIDAY INSURANCE AS IT IS A UK BREAK?
Holiday insurance is recommended. Should you have to unexpectedly cancel your trip at the last minute you will need to claim any losses from your insurance company.

I AM A SOLO TRAVELLER; CAN YOU FIND ME SOMEONE TO SHARE WITH SO I CAN SAVE PAYING A SUPPLEMENT?
Yes.  Our “Single Share” scheme works by us taking your details and matching you with a likeminded (same sex) person who would also like to consider sharing.  This is very popular as it really does help keep the cost down and you make a new friend as well!  However, in the event that the person you have been paired with cancels prior to the festival you will be liable to pay for the room with any single supplement attached.

I ONLY WANT TO STAY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, NOT THE WHOLE FESTIVAL
You will be charged for the four nights regardless of how many nights you stay.

IS THERE AN EASY PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes, there is.  We are able to arrange a monthly payment plan if this helps, please ask for details.

CAN I BRING MY OWN INSTRUMENT?
Absolutely - there will be plenty of ad hoc sessions popping up throughout the week and even a few tutorials if you are a bit rusty.  There’s the daily open mic as well, so you’ll not be short of opportunities to play.

I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AS A STEWARD
We do get many requests for volunteers and we are really lucky that we have a fantastic team already.  However, if you would like to be considered for a volunteer role please do get in touch and contact Lioux by email at: lioux@harmonyvoyages.co.uk

WHAT IS THE ADDRESS OF THE HOTEL?
Lakeside
Fishery Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 9NR
T0330 1359 574

DIRECTIONS BY CAR:
from the A27

  • Follow the A27 towards Havant
  • At the Havant roundabout turn onto the A3023 towards Hayling Island
  • Stay on A3023 for approximately 4 miles, until you reach the mini roundabout
  • Take the first exit into Church Road
  • Continue along this road until you reach Mengham, turn left into Selsmore Road, following the road round into Rails Lane
  • Turn left into Fishery Lane. Lakeside Coastal Village is located at the end of this road

LOCAL TAXI SERVICE:
Andi Cars: 02392 350 350

LOCAL TRAIN STATION:
Havant

  • Approximately 6.6 miles away
  • About 19 minutes by taxi

WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT?
The deposit payment per person is £100 and the balance payment is due 12 weeks prior to your departure date as per terms and conditions. A reminder will be sent to you.

DOES THE HOTEL CATER FOR VARIED DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?
You will find a good selection of vegetables, salads and other dishes on the menu, suitable for vegetarians.  Please notify us of any specific dietary needs (vegan, coeliac, food allergies etc) prior to travelling in order that we can provide numbers to the Hotel in advance.

ARE THERE SPECIAL DISHES FOR DIABETICS?
Dishes suitable for diabetics are available, however we would recommend that you inform the hotel reception of your needs on arrival, or the restaurant manager.

ARE FOOD ALLERGIES TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION?
Yes, particular attention is made for guests with food allergies, so please advise the staff accordingly on arrival to the hotel or the restaurant manager.

IS THE HOTEL ACCESSIBLE FOR DISABLED GUESTS?
Yes, all the public areas of the hotel are accessible. There are a limited number of rooms adapted to accommodate a wheelchair user, please ask for details.

IS IT NECESSARY TO USE THE LIFT TO ACCESS THE ADAPTED ROOMS?
No, the rooms are ground level.

We look after you every step of the way

We are a small experienced team who look after you from first enquiry, right through to the end of your holiday. The same people who help you with your booking, will be in the resort or on the cruise to look after you. We are extremely proud of the personal service that we provide and when you need to get in touch, there are no call centres or chatbots, just the same people you've always being dealing with. Need help with flights, care hire or extra nights? ...we are just a phone call away.
 

Call the team now and we'll be happy to help

 
  • Jeff Morton
    Take out the sun, the hotel, the sea and the food for a minute - Ibiza 2018 had the best line up of any festival I have attended. The quality of the music was outstanding, enhanced by the fact that they all loved being there.
    Jeff Morton
  • Carol Youlton
    Most folk festivals are well organised and have lovely people helping. Costa del Folk raises that to a whole new level with wonderful people, care and attention from the first minute you book. The mix of known and unknown musicians and music is brilliant. It is a lovely happy party from start to finish. And in a nice hotel in the sunshine. Doesn't get any better.
    Carol Youlton
  • Jane Townsend
    My perfect holiday! Enjoyed every minute at Costa Ibiza 2018 and 2019 and I'll be there next year! Great music - old favourites and then the music you discover and love too! Great hotel, lovely rooms, great food (excellent for vegetarians too).
    Jane Townsend
  • Brenda Keys
    My favourite holiday. What's not to love. We've been to three now and so looking forward to the next one. Beautiful setting, great hotel, superbly run event with wonderful performers in a sunshine setting. What more could anyone want?
    Brenda Keys