New Wiltshire festival bringing more than just good tunes!

T1 Festival

6:11am 20th July 2017
(Updated 6:12am 20th July 2017)

You can get you groove on and raise money for medical research, all at the same time this summer in Wiltshire.

Festival T1 on the Farm will be taking place on Sunday September 3rd at Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm and all the money raised from it will be going to three diabetes charities.

Steph Duffy has organised the event and has chosen Diabetes UK, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the paediatric diabetes team at Salisbury District Hospital (c/o The Stars Appeal).

Ruby-Tuesday & Steph Duffy

Steph (pictured above with her daughter Ruby-Tuesday) has had type 1 diabetes for over 27 years but has an even bigger reason to want to raise money for research into the condition.

"Back in January, my daughter got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of four so I gave up work to be her full time carer. I sort of found I had some time on my hands and wanted to do something positive so thought 'well music brings people together, let's raise some money for diabetes and have a great day out at the same time."

Here's some of whats going on throughout the day:

  • Music from Green Haze, Stranded, Karl West and more...
  • Food including a BBQ and Hog Roast
  • Pimms Tent
  • Barn in the Barn
  • Face painter

All of the bands, the sound people, designers and many more people have all given up their time for free to help with the event.

T1 on the farm poster

Doors open at 12.00pm and will be open until 10.00pm, with tickets starting at £10 if purchased before the 3rd of August.

You can book tickets via the Cholderton Charlies website at

Steph would like people from all walks of life to attend:

"Diabetes is a huge umbrella and there's so much to cover. Awareness to the condition is massively important. Not only do I want loads of people to come to this event but I want to encourage families who have a connection to diabetes or have a child with diabetes themselves to come.

"Music is one of the ways forward. Our T1 Fest will aim to bring people together through great music."

One of the aims of the festival is also to raise awareness of the condition itself, which if well managed, can have a minimal effect on the life of a sufferer.

They've been sharing some tips on their Facebook page: 

You can also find out more about the festival and what's planned on the day via their Twitter page @RubyTuesdayT1

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