Line up for Stamford Music Festival announced

Posted: 19/05/2016 13:19:09

Music is back on Stamford Town Meadows – and the bill for the Stamford Music Festival is taking shape.

Organised by the Market Square Group, the festival, which will have a relaxed family friendly atmosphere, is being held on the Meadows from Friday July 15 to Sunday July 17.

Early bird tickets for the event, priced at £3 for Friday, £5 for Saturday, £3 for Sunday and £8 for the full weekend are on sale online until Tuesday May 31.

The Friday night will have a jazz ‘n’ blues feel and will be rounded off by the Howard Rose Band, who found fame on BBC One’s The Voice. Singer Howard was grew up in West Deeping and now lives in Manchester.

Saturday early afternoon will be a showcase for new artists and folk music, and later on the tempo will step up a notch with hi-octane performances from local staples The Gangsters and One Eyed Cats.

Sunday will feature a more classical style in the afternoon, with Stamford favourites Tin Pigeons rounding off the weekend.

Other acts on the line up include Saturday headliners Little Mammoths, who feature a former member of rock band Noah and the Whale.

They will be joined over the weekend by Bianca and the Top Cats, Frumenty, Pembroke Tenneson, guitarist Steve Bean, harpist Henrietta Smith, mezzo soprano Leilani Barratt, Michael Keithson and the Mark Hill Jazz Quartet.

Early bird weekend tickets are on sale from www.clickit-tickets.co.uk. Tickets can also be bought in person at the Stamford Arts Centre in St Mary’s Street, Stamford.

Market Square Group Director Paul Kennedy said: “The Stamford Music Festival bill will appeal to fans of all different types of genres.

“We will have a main stage of music surrounded by other entertainment including food and drink stalls, children’s rides and a craft market.

“We urge people to take advantage of the reduced early bird tickets prices that are on sale online for the remainder of May. Tickets will be available after this date but will cost slightly more.”

The festival will run from 5pm to 9.30pm on the Friday, 11am to 9.30pm on the Saturday and 11am to 8pm on the Sunday. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 12 get in free.

Market Square Group is also hosting the Stamford Food and Drink Festival on the Town Meadows from Friday June 17 to Sunday June 19.

Visit www.stamfordmusicfestival.co.uk for more on the event.


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