Band and guest speaker lineup to be announced soon…..
Offline will take place in the countryside near Bletchley, Milton Keynes
Offline Festival Tickets Link

What is Offline?

Join the most active, engaged and innovative Community Businesses as we explore and celebrate positive social and environmental impact at this year’s Offline Festival on 15-17 September 2017.

Project Dirt is hosting a weekend of incredible speakers, insightful hands-on workshops and practical business skill-building talks whilst camping in the Buckinghamshire countryside.

Be empowered by our keynote speakers and panellists in The Power Forum as we explore environmental sustainability, business strategy and funding. Get cosy in the Patchwork Hub to gain the marketing skills you need to pitch your business and grow your community.

Be part of The Eden Project Communities Allotment as we welcome them to the festival with branding and storytelling workshops to better your business. Unwind in our Woodland Retreat, wake up to yoga, laughter therapy and stress busting meditation and energise with our Power of Outdoors activities on The Village Green.

As the sun goes down, dance to our foot-stomping ceilidh band, kick back to the comedy and roast marshmallows with the Fireside Storytelling camp.



The Eden Project is coming Offline!

Offline Festival is quickly taking shape into an inspiring patchwork of incredible speakers, business skill building sessions and hands on workshops. We are humbled to have so many fantastic people, community businesses and innovators joining us! With that in mind, the time has come to release a BIG and exciting teaser of what we have [...]

Getting into the Festival Spirit!

We are well and truly in full festival swing! Planning, curating and organising speakers, workshop hosts and musicians for Offline Festival, and all this planning has got us raring to go and excited for the main event in September (ps - early bird tickets are still available!) With all this festival buzz in the air you can imagine [...]

Offline Video Competition Winners!

We asked our community projects, from all around the UK, to send in some video footage of the amazing work they do to highlight the power of community business. The incentive? To win two free tickets to Offline Festival in Buckinghamshire on 15th-17th September 2017! We received some great images and videos showcasing the brilliant work [...]

What is Community Business?

Community Business is led by local people to look after what matters to them. Any profits flow back into the business to deliver positive local impact. It can bring many benefits to local areas. Communities come together and set up community businesses to address challenges they face together. There are many types of community business. [...]

Offline Festival: Officially Launched!

Some of you will have heard our very exciting news, and now we can finally announce it officially.. On 15th to 17th September we are taking our online network and going Offline for a weekend of connections, collaboration and creativity. Offline Festival is an ‘unconference’ in the countryside. A collaborative weekend of inspiring speakers, hands on [...]

Calling all Community Creatives:

Let’s Collaborate! Guess what? Project Dirt have a plan hatching and you trailblazers are the first to know! The news hot off the press is…Project Dirt is throwing a community festival! On 15-17th September we’re taking our online network and going Offline for a weekend of connections, collaboration and creativity. We can’t reveal all the juicy [...]

Get Involved

Offline Festival is all about our community and we are creating it with you. If you have a story to share about your community project, a workshop that can help to connect, learn, ignite or play, if you have a food produce project and want to trade or if you have other ideas to dig in with us, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact us using this form.


Offline Festival, powered by Project Dirt, will be held at Hounslow Hall Estate (MK17 0BU), set in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside near Bletchley. The festival runs from 4pm Friday 15th September to 6pm Sunday 17th September with free camping on Friday and Saturday night. Welcome drinks will be at 6.30pm on the Friday.



Travel will be the biggest environmental impact of Offline so please come by public transport or car share where possible. The nearest station to the site is Bletchley, 40 minutes from London, and there will be a shuttle bus running at peak times. More travel information will be posted on the website soon.