What is Airship Northstar?

A second full weekend celebration of steampunk in the incredible and unique Ford and Etal Estate in beautiful Northumberland from the 7th to the 9th of July 2017 - amazing music, massive steampunk and alternative market, food, drink, laughter, jetpack racing, tea dueling, Bartitsu (the Victorian martial art), mesmerism, camping (for those that do) and general merriment of many sorts - plus a number of attractions and activities unique to the Estate


We're expecting steampunks from all over the UK and beyond! We're the most Northerly steampunk festival in Britain, but easy to get to due to the nearby mainline station at Berwick-upon-Tweed, and easy access by road

The Ford and Etal Estate is made up of distinct locations, Ford Village, Etal Village and Heatherslaw, all nestled in the valley of the river Till, and all within easy walking distance. The villages are a steampunk paradise with tea shops, traditional pubs, arts and crafts and antique shops. As well as being spectacularly pretty, the area boasts good fishing, beautiful landscapes, giant horses, working watermill. and little steam trains. There is ample cheap camping on site, as well as a mix of B&B, Guest Houses and Hotels in the immediate and wider area

Come and join us, it's going to be spectacular!


Keep up to date with what's going on at our Facebook page!

Impossible Gears

7th - 9th July 2017

Ford and Etal Estate, Northumberland


Tickets (inclues all music on all days)

Adult Full Weekend Ticket                                                         £50              


Adult Full Weekend Ticket with Camping                                  £60              


Child Full Weekend Ticket (age 10-16)                                     £25                       


Child Full Weekend Ticket with Camping (age 10-16)               £35              



Day Tickets (for the daily line-up, check out the Facebook Event Page)


Friday Day Ticket Adult        £25                                                               Friday Day Ticket Child (age 10-16)       £10


Saturday Day Ticket Adult   £30                                                                Saturday Day Ticket Child (age 10-16)   £15


Sunday Day Ticket Adult      £20                                                               Sunday Day Ticket Child (age 10-16)     £5




Under 10s free, must be accompanied by a (reasonably) responsible adult. Day tickets permit entry on either Friday 4-midnight, Saturday 11am till midnight or Sunday 11am till 5pm. Day tickets cannot include camping




Trading Pitches


Contact Impossible gears using the 'contact the impossible' form or through facebook before booking, to check availability and suitability

Pitches include an (approx) 6' table and 2 chairs for yourself and one assistant. Traders are expected to stay for the entire weekend without prior arrangement with Impossible Gears. Camping on site in the trading field is free for traders if they choose to do so. 


Trading Pitch (single)                                                               £60


Trading Pitch (double)                                                             £100






Style for a Bygone Future

Featuring: 

Professor Elemental, Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer,  Cage of Crows (Little Red Dog), 

Driven Serious, Victor and The Bully, The Dark Design, 

Montague Jacques Fromage, Jezebel Steele, Mishkin Fitzgerald (Birdeatsbaby), Tom Slatter,  BB Blackdog (with full line-up), Daniel Malheur (Heaven & Hell Orchestra),

Paul Snook and the Retro Clones, The Pastures, Feline & Strange, The Yuma Territorial Prison Band, Trixie Blue, Ramble Gamble, and The Wattingers