BILLED as Wiltshire biggest little music festival, Fieldview kicks off later today with Magic – A Cosmic Journey as the theme for its 10th year.

What started life as big party in the garden of brothers James and Dan Cameron’s family home, has become a fully-fledged music event drawing acts and fans from all around the country.

This weekend’s wide ranging line-up of 80 artists includes the Sub-motion Orchestra from Leeds, folk band Keston Cobblers Club and Melt Yourself Down- a North African-influenced jazz, punk and funk outfit.

More than 3,000 people are expected at the site in Little Somerford.

James said: "We have a real treat of a line up. We have Spring King and Youngr. Spring King have been on Jools Holland and all over NME and Radio 1. Youngr has just signed with Island Records and is making a huge splash online. Our Friday headliner is the epic jazz dub two steps of Submotion Orchestra who first played Fieldview in 2011.

"Our highlights will be opening for our tenth year as a not for profit volunteer organisation and seeing all the fancy dress that will be on parade."

Fieldview has a reputation for hosting up and coming artists that are destined for bigger stages in the future and this year is no exception, with local bands from across Wiltshire also given the chance to share their vibes with the audience

The festival has raised more than £24,000 for local and international charities since its inception and has become a key festival for music fans of all ages from the South West and the UK.

This year it is raising money for HEALS, a Malmesbury-based charity that helps the vulnerable and those living in poverty.

It is also supporting Cool Earth, an organisation aimed at stopping rainforest destruction and Temwa, which provides healthcare, education and micro-loans for rural communities in Northern Malawi.

Dan said: “We just try and programme the best quality music we can. We want to surprise people.

“We don`t want to select just one genre or style, we want people to discover their new favourite band or try a workshop they would never normally come into contact with.”

DJs, Comedy, a poetry slam, a circus school, children’s stories and a yoga shak are all on the programme.

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