Mucky Weekender will be returning to Winchester in 2024, as the event adds another day to its roster.

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party will be taking place at Mucky Weekender Festival from September 5 to September 7 at Vicarage Farm in Winchester.

After last year's incredible sold-out event and a heart-warming marriage proposal, the small but might music and arts festival will be extending to three days this year.

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Returning to the festivals spiritual home at Vicarage Farm, the festival's 5th edition will feature five music stages showcasing a diverse range of genres from Dub, Ska, Reggae, Jungle, to House, Disco, Funk, Breakbeat and anything else in between.

To kick off this new chapter of music, magic, and mayhem, festival host Barry Ashworth and his band Dub Pistols will be joined by 5,000 festival-goers for afternoon tea and cake at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Embrace the theme and come dressed as your favourite Alice in Wonderland iconic character, with fancy dress encouraged.

Hampshire Chronicle: Mucky Weekender will be extending the festival for a further day in 2024Mucky Weekender will be extending the festival for a further day in 2024 (Image: Adele Bouchard)

Curated by Dub Pistols frontman Barry Ashworth, festival organiser and Patron of Tonic Music for Mental Health, the festival highlights the diversity of a line-up which includes headliners Ska & Reggae nine-piece collective The Dualers, electronic dance music party starters Dutty Moonshine Big Band, a 13-piece band with big brass and bass, Dreadzone, Junglist & revolutionary Congo Natty aka Rebel MC, House music pioneer Marshall Jefferson, and Drum and Bass artist LTJ Bukem.

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The acts will be joining a stellar list of veteran artists, DJs, big stage takeovers, and up and coming talent. A number of special guests have yet to be announced, so stay tuned for more updates.

Barry Ashworth said: “We’re bringing you the Mucky Mad Hatters Tea Party stage takeovers with the legendary Back To Basics crew Dave Beer, Ralph Lawson featuring Marshall Jefferson, teaming up with Irvine Welsh Jack Said What label, sprinkle a bit of Happy Mondays Bez & Rowetta and we’ve got one hell of a magical house party."

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