Archive for May, 2014

Daff Illustration’s creative workshop

We welcome back to this year’s festival the wonderful Daff Illustration. Daff will be running a creative workshop over the weekend of Riba Rocks festival and you will be invited to take part. Daff will also be bringing some of her gorgeous creations including laser cut designs, bunting and felt work. We are really looking forward to this! Thanks Daff.

You can see Daff’s Illustration work here. Daff also offers creative workshops from her studio in Southampton, more info here.

Daff Illustration creative workshop

Daff illustration creative workshop

“In 2009, I completed an Art Foundation course at Portsmouth University where I was able to freely experiment with an extensive range of materials and techniques. I continued my artistic education at Portsmouth Uni on a BA Hons Illustration course where I fully engaged my interests in mathematic and scientific themes through more independent illustration projects. My work here focused on ‘Origins’ (the origin of the universe, nature and human life), the Solar System and the 540 million year old creatures from the Cambrian Era that lie at the roots of our evolutionary tree of life.

I graduated in 2012 with a First Class Honours and continue to create artwork as a way to gain a better understanding of where we come from, engage with the natural world and appreciate the wonders of our universe. I use a variety of methods and materials including laser cutting, print making, paper cutting, textiles and book works.” (Daff)

Radio Catalonia…

Big thanks to Radio Catalonia for their support in promoting this year’s festival. They will be following our progress over the summer and playing out some tunes from the superb line up coming to Riba Rocks in September. You can tune in here. Read more »


Grab your earlybird festival ticket while stocks last. There are a limited number of special price earlybird tickets available HERE! (paypal or debit/credit card).

The discounted earlybird festival ticket (25 euros) is only available until 30th June, after which the price goes up! So get in there now and grab yours! For 25 euros you will see 12 amazingly talented bands from the UK, Spain and further afield as well as 7+ of the best DJs around. All this is a stunning valley environment completely off-grid!

Plus, if you joined us for Riba Rocks in 2013, you will have also received a special code which entitles you to a further 5 euro discount, this means your ticket (including weekend camping) will only cost you 20 euros!! What are you waiting for?? If you haven’t received your discount code, contact us and we’ll send it across to you via email.

Alternatively, you can purchase your ticket through See Tickets here. (This will add a booking fee and you won’t be able to use any discount code you might have).

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T&Cs as a ticket holder…

Children under 13 are free when accompanied by a adult ticket holder. Ticket holders under 16 will not be permitted entry to the festival site without an accompanying adult ticket holder. The festival and festival site is very family friendly although please be aware that water is precious and therefore might not be sufficient for very little people.

Due to health and safety and general disturbance in the campsite we do not permit pets on site.

Tickets for Riba Rocks are non-refundable. Your ticket will be exchanged for a Riba Rocks wristband upon entry, please wear this for the duration of your stay.

The Valley is a rural finca and therefore those with mobility issues may find the terrain unsuitable. We have a car parking area on the land and advise strong footwear for our uneven, rocky terrain. Please have your own travel insurance as Riba Rocks holds no responsibility for your personal belongings or any injury in The Valley.


We are absolutely thrilled to announce RUN TIGER RUN will be headlining this year’s Riba Rocks, Friday 5th September. This is going to be awesome… with over 20,000 plays for their online demo, these guys are going to truly Rock Riba to it’s foundations…

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‘Run Tiger Run are unapologetically an indie rock four piece from Liverpool, with a focus on rhythm and texture, embracing sounds of post-rock through to dance pop, Very much the sweethearts and poster boys for Jerk Pop, complete with charismatic as hell front man, and recently described as “much more than haircuts and noise.” A band that will have even the most stubborn of non dancers swaying. Soft guitar melodies which seemlessly lead into foot-stomping crescendo. With just one demo online “Hummingbird” they have been noticed by just about everyone who is anyone and very much tipped as “the ones to watch” this year. Currently recording with top producer Al Groves at Liverpool’s legendary Motor Museum studios which in recent years as seen such musical icons as Oasis and The Arctic Monkeys pass through their doors .. look out for a whole album full of hits from these guys.’

They’re performing at the ‘Great Escape Festival’ in Brighton and we just cannot wait to see them ‘Rock Riba’ in September.

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You can listen to ‘Hummingbird’ here
Follow Run Tiger Run on facebook here


We are absolutely thrilled to announce The Horn The Hunt will be headlining this year’s Riba Rocks festival, performing as a full band featuring their heavy synths, desert guitars, bass, drums and powerful vocals.

The Horn The Hunt

Emerging from a winter spent in Greenland, THTH formed out of a burning desire to make challenging pop music. Currently based in Leeds, UK, the duo of Clare Carter and Joseph Osborne are now performing their live sets as a full band and we cannot wait to hear their sounds in the valley. THTH have played with Active Child, Crystal Fighters, Savages, Uh Huh Her, Daedelus, Zola Jesus, Chew Lips, Turin Brakes, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone and Salem.

The Horn The Hunt Starless Single 2014

They released their new single ‘Starless’ on 31st March 2014. ‘Starless’ is taken from the upcoming album ‘Terrafidella’, due for release later in 2014, and showcases a wholly immersive and atmospheric musical landscape that the duo has created. Clare describes the track as being “about giving everything to a cause and sacrificing your own happiness” and cites nature as one of their biggest inspirations.


With its 80s pop and 90s grunge influences, ‘Starless’ opens in a mysterious and chilling way, before we are led in to a more developed, psychedelic and layered sound.

You can read more and listen to The Horn The Hunt on the following links.

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