The third Cosmic Puffin Festival takes place at Mersea Outdoors, Mersea Island over Easter Weekend (Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th April).

The festivals raises money for, and awareness of,  the registered charities BLISS (for babies born too soon, too small, too sick) and NAS (National Autistic Society).

If you’ve not been before, the festival  is on the beach with an indoor stage overlooking the sea from the bar. There will be a marquee for the second stage outside, and workshops available.

The festival also offers real toilets and warm showers, and welcomes camper vans.

Please take into consideration the high tide when planning to travel to Cosmic Puffin; more information  can be found on the official website

The line-up this year includes:

On the Cosmic Stage: The Fancy Dress Party, Vardo and The Boss, Sista Suzi, The Rhizomes, Ady Johnson, Hobo Chang, Automatic Slim, Pro Rata, Optic Nerves, Surfquake, Dilute to Taste, Phil Burdett Group, New Town Kings, Wobbly Squadron, The Hokie Joint, and Deferred Success, with more to be announced.

On The MyChoonz Stage: Shom, Peyote, Nukli, Peyote guru, Aurora, Bubble Dubble, The Starfighters, Flutatious, Nuadem, Trev and Kev, Bruise, Paradise 9, Pandemonium, Spirits Of The Earth, Treason, Devianbt Amps, and Dr Hasbeen, with more to be announced.

There’s also Kaplick’s Solar Stage and The Dance Room  with a variety of  acts and DJs.  

An adult ticket is priced at £45 per person all weekend including camping,  and  under 15’s  free when accompanied by a paying adult. Online tickets are only available until Thursday 25th March.

Day tickets are priced at £10 on Friday and £20 on Saturday and Sunday are only available on the gate (cash payments only).