Croissant Neuf festival returns for the 5th year to the Usk Valley

The multi award winning Croissant Neuf solar powered family festival returns to the Usk Valley this year and has just announced its impressive line up for its 2012 summer party. Since it first took place in 2007, the festival has gained an impressive reputation as being a great place to spend a UK family break, due to its community spirit and friendly atmosphere.

Seth Lakeman, who was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, will be appearing,as well as Willy Mason and the lead singer from Clannad Moya Brennan. The line up in tinged with Cajun, Ska and Folk and old favourites such as Laid Blak are returning, along with new and exciting bands such as Other Animals and This is the Kit and Gabby Young.

It may be a fallow year in Somerset but multi-award winning Croissant Neuf Summer Party lets you enjoy the greenest slice of Glastonbury Festival in the beautiful Usk, Monmouthshire. Croissant Neuf’s Big Top (which has been at the heart of this petite, character-filled eco-inspired festival since its conception in 2007) has also been the focal venue of Glastonbury’s Greenfields for the past 25 years and is the largest solar powered venue in Europe. Hundreds of music’s heavyweights have delighted crowds in the Big Top over the years and 2012 is no exception, as Festival Director Luke Howell explains

Every year we’ve tried to bring the best musicians in the world to CNSP and every year has bettered the next. This year we’ve put together our strongest music line up yet! Our team have managed to combine the highest quality bands with new and emerging talent that will wow the crowds. There are so many exciting acts this year- while you’re here on your UK family break you won’t be able to stop dancing and you’re bound to leave with a new favourite band!

With a sound that recalls Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash; acclaimed American singer/songwriter Willy Mason has developed a loyal and large following in the UK. Championed by musicians such as the Chemical Brothers and Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, Willy Mason has even undertaken a tour that included fans living rooms.