SWINDON-BORN musician Elliott Morris aims to hit the right notes when he performs at a new music festival.

Elliott will be playing at Walesby Forest Festival in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, between August 28 and 31.

This is the first year the festival has taken place and Elliott will be joined by artists including Kila, The Demon Barbers XL and New Rope, among others.

Elliot, who is half English and half Scottish, said: “I can’t wait to play at the first Walesby Forest Festival. It’s a huge line up to be a part of and the settings are beautiful.”

Earlier this year the singer performed a hometown gig when he played at the Wyvern Theatre while supporting former Squeeze and Roxy Music member Paul Carrack.

“My dad lectured at New College and my mum was a librarian at Drove Road Teachers’ Centre,” said Elliott.

“Dad was the first film reviewer on BBC Wiltshire radio, when it was called Wiltshire Sound. He says he talked about my birth on air so I guess that’s how I inherited my love of performing and doing interviews.”

His father’s new job took the family to Wales shortly before Elliott’s second birthday, and again to Lincolnshire when he was 11.

That is where Elliott, 25, developed his skills with one of his first performances being at the Lincoln Folk Festival in 2007.

The organisers of Walesby Forest Festival are delighted to have the talented musician play at their event.

Damien Barber, Walesby Forest Festival’s creative director, said: “We’re really excited to launch Walesby Forest Festival at Sherwood Forest and are delighted to have Elliott on board. A full programme of entertainment and events is currently being finalised and is guaranteed to excite visitors of all ages.”

All festival proceeds from the festival will be go to Walesby Forest Scout Centre, a not-for-profit organisation. For tickets information visit www.walesbyforestfestival.co.uk.