Did you know… our professionally managed, passionately run, and eye catching Juice Bars can be found at festivals and events throughout the UK and Australia?
With 27 years of experience in the catering industry – from the hustle and bustle of larger festivals to more intimate corporate events – our qualified and enthusiastic team provides a fun healthy entertaining service whatever the occasion.
News and The Story So Far
So what can we say about this festival…. We wont be going back. But we did meet some amazing traders who we have connected and will continue to connect with in years to come.
We arrived to a queue of festival traffic but the sun was shining. The Boys had homework to do, which helps distract from the massive dax and Elias regularsnerves Glastonbury brings, with such a large team, it can bring a lot of stress. Thankfully the weather was on our side. So setting up went smoothly or should that be smoothie? The team knew of hidden gems, including the famous Sam’s Sauna and Showers run by the Rainbow Circle. Log fire sauna in a truck. With lots of naked folks all crammed in sweating out the dirt and grime of Glastonbury. Plunge pools and hot showers. A bonding experience for all. And some of the team went daily to freshen up. Also there was a number of hidden “crew bars” dotted around the festival. With secret codes, I.Ds and secret handshakes to let you go through (as long as you have a wrist band on too) wink wink, nudge, nudge. Thankfully this bought the opportunity to get away from the throng of the crowds and buy a beer at a more reasonable price. Hannah bought fun and joy for the boys as they studied each day in the mornings, then were entertained with the fantastical children’s field. Both the boys and Hannah were shattered each day!birthdays The Spikey Juice Dome lived in Silver Hayes and was based opposite the main tent, along with being next to BBC Introducing. Staff were entertaining crowds with humour and banter. Each morning the BBC introducing crew arrived for coffee and a Breakfast Smoothie. Reggie Yates, Steve La Mac and random actors from Hollyoaks (apparently). We were blessed with Dax and his husband Elias, who are based in San Francisco, arriving each day to eat, drink and chat. Dax and Elias having been coming to Glastonbury for years along with each year finding the Dome for the best coffee and breakfast on site! It rained… Oh it really rained and caused a sludge pool of mud and yuk. It isn’t Glastonbury with a little rain. But, within 24 the sun had dried up all the mud, and the heatwave continued cooking the team as well as the festival goers. Coconut oil was smeared throughout the festival team! And poor Josie really burnt!!!!!! Down by the John Peel Stage Juicy Lucy serviced the campsite, delicious juices and smoothies. The team were fantastic entertaining the crowds, whizzing blenders, juggling fruit. The queues were up to 50 – 60 yards long at times, but the team coped and kept their cool.
Well Done Team!
Barn on the Farm 2015
A welcome chill after the madness of Glastonbury Festival. Barn on the Farm is a little festival in Gloucester at Over Farm. We come here yearly to serve juice and coffee to the crowds. No Dome or Lucy, just us and the barn. A lovely young chap came up to us and asked if Passion 4 Juice was at Glastonbury the week before? He had visited Juicy Lucy daily for his smoothies. And was delighted to reconnect at Barn on the Farm. Over has a special place in the hearts of the Passion 4 Juice team. Passion 4 Juice has some wonderful connections with Over, we are friends and through family have Australian connections too. Mr WoW performing for them at various shows throughout the UK Summer. Including Halloween Half Term 2015.
Did you know we serve organically grown Australian Rave Coffee…. Delicious Smoothie Bowls and Mango and Coco Bliss Balls too?
Gloucestershire has (off the top of my head) has about 30 festivals with camping! In fact you could easily go to a festival every weekend within a 30 mile radius of Gloucester, every weekend through May to September! And that includes festivals with over 1500 people!!!
2000 Trees is one of them, close to home but still 4500 plus people. The location is in the heart of the Cotswolds soaking in the clean air, green fields and stunning countryside. Rock and Indie music flavored with a good crowd. We took the Spikey Juice Dome and were the ONLY 24 hour food venue on site. Gerry trooped though the night. Joe performed for the crowds each afternoon, whilst the boys waited impatiently to help Dad with shows finally. One gentlemen in particular entertained us all with his nuttiness and it wasn’t Joe! Sam the Bowler Hat Man will go down in history and we thank you Sam for keeping us smiling all weekend. He will be classed as legendary.
WOMAD UK. A fantastic but slightly over traded festival and thankfully flat 😉 We take Lucy to WOMAD UK and she is situated in the same spot each year. Just in the camp site so we can run 24 hours. This year the music rocked and all the staff agreed. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, the vibe and the well organised feel to the event. But… down came the rain. OH it rained, no let us rephrase that, the heavens opened and buckets of water were thrown!!!! But this festival has it right, bringing colour, world music, new music and almost a little touch of class. The arboretum, the steam fair and delicious foods it is well worth a visit especially if you have a family. We were delighted to have Groovy come to WOMAD UK. Groovy is Joe’s Mum and she loves to come with us each year. Bringing the whole family to WOMAD is such a pleasure.
Boomtown Chapter 7
BBBB Boomtown. This year bought some major new challenges. Staff bunking, the dome deflating, 2 units on sight, a pitch the size of a postage stamp and being told that our Lil Juicy Lucy having a brand new fruit monster on her. We all agreed it wasn’t as busy this year but The Dome kicked butt and the Lucy team worked so hard. They ALL really stepped up to the plate and bought the best coffee, juices and smoothies on sight. We received a record amount of 2 4 1 vouchers from festie goers and battled wasps. Boomtown by name Boomtown by nature. A spectacular array of light, music, fire and hills, offering everyone a fantastic adventure into the city where dreams come true.
But what really made this festival was the sense of family.
“So, who took the Mayor of Boomtown?” I hear you all cry. The pirates took the Mayor and sadly the Mayors wife was thrown overboard the pirate ship. They have set sale for Boom Island and the story continues. Chapter 8…
Meet some of the Team…
Kate – Our Barrista and based in Kent- Brings the morning a cheer with our freshly ground Rave Coffee
Joe – The backbone of Passion 4 Juice, Husband, Dad and Joe Juice
Abbie – Juicer and Passion 4 Juice Marketer
Gerry – Night time genius
Ali – Night guru and longest team member
Lyall – Juicer and all round nutter. Lyall is training with Jason Vale to become a Juice Theropist
Joel – Seasoned Traveller and Juicer. Travelled to the UK from Oz to do the festival season in the UK
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