A festival being held near Swindon has added an extra day full of live music and events.

WrdeUp is coming to Highworth on July 5 for its 10th anniversary - and now includes a third day which will feature a lineup of local grassroots performers.

The Arts Council Supporting Grassroots Music funding that made this expansion possible has also covered the costs of access improvements such as a new viewing platform and Mobiloo unit operated by Swindon Borough Council, and opened opportunities for several local music programs to be delivered via various partners.

Beginner and intermediate jazz workshops, along with jazz-dance lessons, will be delivered in partnership with the newly formed Highworth Jazz Festival.

Entry to day three will be free to anyone who has bought a ticket for the Friday or Saturday performances, and other guests can attend using a 'pay-what-you-feel' price model. 

Plus, Swindon DJ Paul Carroll will be running workshops at Highworth Warneford School and organisers Fandangos Productions are contributing £1,000 to help pay for a new sound system at the school.

The organisers are also working with three local schools in the area to perform on the day., and running a work experience program with a local secondary school so that they can have an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience of what goes into making live music events happen.

Director Tom Falding said: "I want to extend my thanks to the Arts Council England, funded by the UK government for making this project possible.

"The team at Fandangos is passionate about events, so having the opportunity to show the younger generation how fun it is, is imperative to them.

"The idea of the day is to provide new opportunities for those wanting to start or continue their journey into music and performance, plus inspire others by showcasing artists who have walked a similar grassroots path to the stage.

"The admission model of the event coupled with the music programming is designed to engage new audiences to experience a festival setting.

"It promises to be an incredible day for all and is the cherry on the top."

Tickets are selling fast and can be purchased from www.wrdeup.co.uk with family tickets available and a discount when Friday and Saturday tickets are combined.

Friday's line-up starts at 6.30pm with Bez from the Happy Mondays, FatBoy Tim, and Alpha Circle, while Saturday will see a range of acts including The Black Eyed Peaz, Taylor Swift Tribute Show, Sugar Motown and her Soul Brothers, and The Ukey Dukes.