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Lechlade music festival is set to hit the high notes
HUNDREDS of music lovers are expected to flock to Lechlade later this year when more than 50 bands take to the stage for the town’s annual music festival.
Organisers of Lechlade Music Festival, which will take place at Riverside Park from May 24 to May 26, have announced the first few bands in the line-up, which includes the Military Wives’ Choir from the Defence Academy at Shrivenham.
The festival received a bronze award for Tourism Experience of the Year in the Cotswold Tourism Awards 2013.
Festival director Jennie Rainsford said the award had inspired them to produce an even better event for 2013.
“We have a fabulous team of volunteers who put time and passion into the set up and running of the event,” she said.
“The award really reinforces that all the hard work is paying off and Lechlade Music Festival is building an appreciative audience.
“We’re already full on with planning for 2013 and wading through hundreds of band applications as well as redesigning the site to accommodate a new mini food village, boutique camping and a workshop area which will include rock schools, theatre, puppetry and hands-on fun for families.”
More than 50 bands will play on two stages as part of the three-day fesitval. Music will include rock, reggae, ska, swing, jazz, blues, folk, punk, pop, Latin, indie and country.
So far, acts taking part include Avert Francis, The Lights, Charlie-Anne Bradfield, Jet Pack and Benji Clements.
The event will also include burlesque, camping, workshops, real ales, literary events, kids’ workshops and storytelling.
Tickets will soon be on sale. To find out more, visit www.lechladefestival.co.uk.
Applications from caterers are open for 2013 for a mini food village to service the festival site and the campsite. Email email@example.com