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Feltwell gears up for inaugural music festival

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Feltwell is hosting its first major music festival in the centre of the village next month, bringing more than 20 music acts over two days.

Called ‘F-19’, it brings together up-and-coming solo artists and bands and also features a wide selection of original music.

Feltwell is to host its very first Music Festival (12971727)
Feltwell is to host its very first Music Festival (12971727)

Apart from acoustic singer-songwriters, the two-day festival will also feature folk, pop, rock and Blues acts playing throughout the day and evening.

The event will be held in St Mary’s Church and has been set up to help raise money for the installation of toilets and a kitchen within the church.

Festival organiser, John Stickley, says: “It was a hard job – I had to sit for hours listening to fantastic music as I searched to add to the line-up! Also discovering new and major local talent such as Heathen, Light Skies Darken and the award winning Lisa Redford has been an added bonus.”

Other artists from all over the UK are taking part, including The Fireside Family From Wales, the Nottingham based all-girl group The Ooh La Las and Essex-based When Rivers Meet.

Tickets are now on sale but numbers are being limited as this is the inaugural festival.

“I don’t think Glastonbury has got anything to worry about,” continues John.

“But this will be an opportunity for people to enjoy great music in an intimate venue with a bar and food, all within 50 paces!

“And it’s certainly an alternative to sitting in a muddy field with binoculars and wearing yesterday’s damp pants!”

All those assisting in the organisation and running of the music festival, including Mr Stickley, are giving their time free of charge and many bands and acts have agreed to play at much reduced rates.

The organiser’s aim is to raise as much as possible to help make St Mary’s an even more effective local venue for villagers and visitors.

The event takes place over the weekend of July 27 and 28 and an adult weekend pass costs £30, with discounts for youths and free entry for children. You can book via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/f-19-music-festival-tickets-54153158555

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