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Our Guide to Depot In the Castle 2019!

This year, we’re taking over the whole of the Castle grounds which means more amazing treats for you to enjoy throughout the day. You’ll be able to enter through the fabulous Castle archway and explore everything we have on offer.

From the food village, to the kids zone, to our amazing live acts… this is your guide to DEPOT in the Castle 2019. Get yourself clued up for the big day as we take you on a walk round of this year’s site:
Get your perfect Insta Snap
Once you’ve got your band on, take a left at the barriers and you’ll come straight up to our famous DEPOT sign. It’s the perfect photo op for the perfect insta pic!

Street Food Village
Keep making your way to left after the signs and you’ll come straight to the food village. We’ve jam packed this area with our favourite street food traders. We’ve written a food guide to DEPOT in the Castle 2019 which you can read HERE, but here’s a quick run-down of who you can expect:
Brother Thai, Mr Croquewich , Murray May’s, Ffwrnes, The Bearded Taco, The Pork Society , Dirty Bird, Winnie’s Ices, Artisan Crepes, The Beefy Boys , Bao Selecta, That Fish Guy

Story Time – Alex Shows
Weave through the awesome street food, and you’ll find the first of our entertainment section. Alex Shows will be the first stop on our children’s entertainment lineup, with a series of 6 x 25 minutes story time sessions for kiddies. ‘Story Time with Alex – a Julia Donaldson Special’ will start at 12:30pm and run every hour until 5:30pm.

Cardiff Blues Pitch
Not too far away from Alex will be the Cardiff Blues annual DITC pitch. They’ll be setting up an array of activities to take part in, from run skills sessions, to speed passing. Pay a visit to Bruiser the Bear, the Blues retail shop, and get a chance to check out their 6 Nations Trophy and Triple Crown display. There will even be a chance to get your face painted by the Blues face-painters.

The Big Top – Crafts and Kids Entertainment
Next up, you’ll reach the Big Top. Our Big Top is jam-packed full of even more fun stuff for youngsters. From stilt walkers, to balloon workshops, to unicycle rider – we’ve got the whole circus crew with us! This is also where we’ll have our arts and crafts station. Mask-making, glitter, crayons – you name it, we got it. There’s plenty here to keep your tots occupied for a while, and it’s a nice little escape into the shade if needs be!
Fit Up Production
Keep making your way around and you’ll get up to the Fit Up Production Stage. Fit Up will be putting on 4 x 30 minutes shows during the day. You can check out their acts through following the links in our schedule here:
2:00 – 2:30 Up Up and Away
3:00 – 3:30 Silent Show
4:00 – 4:30 Felicity Footloose
5:00 – 5:30 Cabaret

Face Painters, Glitter Girls & Balloons
Right next to Fit Up Productions will be our face painters, glitter girls and balloon guy. We’re doubling up on everything this year, because… who doesn’t love getting glittered up and balloons?!
Handy note – this is also where our First Aid services are. We hope that you won’t need to pay them a visit on the day, but it’s always good to know!

Music
Moving on, you’ll come straight into the pitch, which is where our main stage will be located. Our live music will start at 6pm, going straight into Circa Waves, followed by Tom Odell and our headliner, Clean Bandit. Straight in front of the stage will be the priority view are for all the Golden Circle tickets holders.

VIP
The VIP area is tucked away nicely, right next to the main bar bar – handy! Our bars will offer a wide range of drinks, so there should be everything for everyone on the day. We’ll also have a number of great cocktails on offer in custom made huts – we’ll cheers to that!

Our Guide to Depot In the Castle 2019!

This year, we’re taking over the whole of the Castle grounds which means more amazing treats for you to enjoy throughout the day. You’ll be able to enter through the fabulous Castle archway and explore everything we have on offer.

From the food village, to the kids zone, to our amazing live acts… this is your guide to DEPOT in the Castle 2019. Get yourself clued up for the big day as we take you on a walk round of this year’s site:
Get your perfect Insta Snap
Once you’ve got your band on, take a left at the barriers and you’ll come straight up to our famous DEPOT sign. It’s the perfect photo op for the perfect insta pic!

Street Food Village
Keep making your way to left after the signs and you’ll come straight to the food village. We’ve jam packed this area with our favourite street food traders. We’ve written a food guide to DEPOT in the Castle 2019 which you can read HERE, but here’s a quick run-down of who you can expect:
Brother Thai, Mr Croquewich , Murray May’s, Ffwrnes, The Bearded Taco, The Pork Society , Dirty Bird, Winnie’s Ices, Artisan Crepes, The Beefy Boys , Bao Selecta, That Fish Guy

Story Time – Alex Shows
Weave through the awesome street food, and you’ll find the first of our entertainment section. Alex Shows will be the first stop on our children’s entertainment lineup, with a series of 6 x 25 minutes story time sessions for kiddies. ‘Story Time with Alex – a Julia Donaldson Special’ will start at 12:30pm and run every hour until 5:30pm.

Cardiff Blues Pitch
Not too far away from Alex will be the Cardiff Blues annual DITC pitch. They’ll be setting up an array of activities to take part in, from run skills sessions, to speed passing. Pay a visit to Bruiser the Bear, the Blues retail shop, and get a chance to check out their 6 Nations Trophy and Triple Crown display. There will even be a chance to get your face painted by the Blues face-painters.

The Big Top – Crafts and Kids Entertainment
Next up, you’ll reach the Big Top. Our Big Top is jam-packed full of even more fun stuff for youngsters. From stilt walkers, to balloon workshops, to unicycle rider – we’ve got the whole circus crew with us! This is also where we’ll have our arts and crafts station. Mask-making, glitter, crayons – you name it, we got it. There’s plenty here to keep your tots occupied for a while, and it’s a nice little escape into the shade if needs be!
Fit Up Production
Keep making your way around and you’ll get up to the Fit Up Production Stage. Fit Up will be putting on 4 x 30 minutes shows during the day. You can check out their acts through following the links in our schedule here:
2:00 – 2:30 Up Up and Away
3:00 – 3:30 Silent Show
4:00 – 4:30 Felicity Footloose
5:00 – 5:30 Cabaret

Face Painters, Glitter Girls & Balloons
Right next to Fit Up Productions will be our face painters, glitter girls and balloon guy. We’re doubling up on everything this year, because… who doesn’t love getting glittered up and balloons?!
Handy note – this is also where our First Aid services are. We hope that you won’t need to pay them a visit on the day, but it’s always good to know!

Music
Moving on, you’ll come straight into the pitch, which is where our main stage will be located. Our live music will start at 6pm, going straight into Circa Waves, followed by Tom Odell and our headliner, Clean Bandit. Straight in front of the stage will be the priority view are for all the Golden Circle tickets holders.

VIP
The VIP area is tucked away nicely, right next to the main bar bar – handy! Our bars will offer a wide range of drinks, so there should be everything for everyone on the day. We’ll also have a number of great cocktails on offer in custom made huts – we’ll cheers to that!

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