OUR 2018 LINE-UP
Our speakers are movers, shakers, trailblazers and change makers, all selected because they stand for something so much bigger than just their achievements.
If it's true that you're a reflection of the people you spend your time with, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. All of our speakers will be with throughout the weekend, mingling and sharing ideas even when they're not on stage. With comedy and music in the evenings, along with all-day chats around the campfire, you'll never get a collection of people like this in one place, outside of Yestival!
The great thing about Yestival is that the speakers don't just rock up for 30 minutes, do their thing and then leave. They'll be lurking next to you in the dinner queue (in a non creepy way), sitting next to the fire, popping into the podcast tent for a live 5-minute interview, just enjoying the festival as you are.
The message is clear: yes, they've done something cool and that's why they get the stage for a while, but they're also normal, they're human, we're all ordinary but capable of the extraordinary.
In 2018 we have a brilliant line-up of over 30 brilliant humans (big and small), and we'll slowly drip feed them onto this page in the weeks leading up to Yestival.
We've got some speakers back from previous Yestivals (only if they've done something new), but there are also lots and lots of new faces. Each of them a wonderful example of what can happen when you act on one, wonderful decision.
Speakers, workshops, one-on-ones, live interviews and skill sessions, get ready for an amazing weekend!
Throughout the weekend we'll be building up a steady head of steam, starting with ideas, inspiration before how to conquer hurdles, develop audacity and then, on Sunday morning a blueprint to ensure that Monday morning will never look the same again!
GATES OPEN AT 4PM Friday 19th, intros and dinner at 6:45pm and then evening line-up starts at 7:30pm
FRIDAY - 7PM TO 11PM
DAVE CORNTHWAITE, LAURA KENNINGTON, ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS, STAND-UP WITH EMMA LAWTON, BUSHCRAFT WITH DAVID WILLIS, STEPHAN MEURISCH FINISHES WALKING FROM MUNICH! OPEN MICS, MEL NICHOLLS, JOSIE NAUGHTON FROM HELP REFUGEES
SATURDAY - 8AM TO 11PM
LAURA KENNINGTON, DAVE CORNTHWAITE, ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS, DAVID LOVE, TANYA NOBLE, KAYAKING THE CONTINENT, CLAUDIA COLVIN, SUSIE CHASSAGNE, OLIE HUNTER-SMART, GED’S TAXI, FRANCESCA TURAUSKIS, ROSHAN DARYANANI, MEL NICHOLLS, JESS SUMERLING, HOLLY BUDGE, LOUIS-PHILIPPE LONCKE, CLARE HENSHAW, MARCUS AND KIRSTY MUMFORD, JON BEARDMORE, HELEN PROUDFOOT, EMMELIE VAN DONGEN, STEVE BLETHYN, JOHN WRIGHT, MEL FINDLATER & CATHERINE EDSELL, CLARE OSBORNE, CATHY CHAPMAN, MAGICAL FESTIVAL FOUNDERS, STEPHAN MEURISCH, DAD JOKES OPEN MIC, SPIKE REID & ANDY BARTLETT, DWAYNE FIELDS, WILL COPESTAKE, GLOBAL CONVOY & CHAZ POWELL
SPECIAL CINEMA SHOWING: THE GREAT GAME
SUNDAY - 8AM TO 3PM
EUAN & KATIE PATERSON, CATHERINE EDSELL, EMMA FAIREY, MAREN FRANK, GLOBAL CONVOY, OPEN MICS, LAURA KENNINGTON, DAVE CORNTHWAITE AND THE BEGINNING OF A WHOLE NEW MINDSET...
Early starts at Yestival
Whether it’s calming yoga, bangin’ beats or channeling your inner unicorn first thing in the morning, we’ve got you covered!
And your hosts...
Since deciding his cat shouldn't be having a better life than him Dave has embarked on endless adventures, social projects and other things that make Mondays worth waking up for.
From paddleboarding the Mississippi and swimming the Missouri, to skateboarding across Australia and riding a tricycle with a sail across the Atacama Desert, Dave's adventures led him to found SayYesMore, the YesTribe and Yestival, and he'll undoubtedly share some tales from road and water in between introducing other speakers to the stage.
Dave has completed fourteen non-motorised journeys over 1000 miles in distance, and we're looking forward to him sharing a bunch of never-before-heard tales about his less talked about journeys at Yestival this year.
Laura Kennington is a British adventure athlete with a passion for the endurance capability of the human body. Previous adventures include solo cycling the world's longest coastal route in Ireland, solo cycling Scotland’s North Coast 500 route, running the length of Fuerteventura (100 miles) in 4 days and circumnavigating three of the Channel Islands using three different sporting disciplines as part of a rather extreme triathlon! She has most recently returned from solo cycling 3700 miles along the North Sea-facing coasts of 8 countries, from Scotland to Norway!
A strong believer in the positive impact that adventure and sport can have on children and adults alike, Laura uses her human powered journeys as a platform to inspire and encourage others to get outside.