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Musical treat assured at this weekend's Woolley Festival
Come rain or shine revellers attending this weekend’s Woolley Festival are sure to have a good time, with a mixed bill of performers and a wide range of activities.
The festival, now in its 14th year, begins this evening and around 2,500 people are expected at a field just off Woolley Street.
Around 40 bands will take to the event’s two stages, including indie, rock and roll and folk acts with performers including Corsham band The Corinthian Casuals, Holt act The Twisted Lanes, and Cricklade singer/songwriter Ellie Ponting.
Festival director Darren Taylor said: “Everyone involved with the festival over the years is really proud of the reputation it has developed.
“This year’s line-up coudn’t be a more eclectic mix. We’ve also listened to feedback from previous years and we have dance music in our new cocktail tent on Saturday.”
This year’s festival, supported by the Woolley Grange Hotel which provides the festival field, will be donating funds raised to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Mr Taylor said that no matter what the weather, festivalgoers will stay dry. He said: “We’ve got more undercover areas than ever.
“The sun being out still makes a difference to those who come down on the day, so I’ve got my fingers crossed for good weather and thankfully the forecast looks good.”
The festival kicks off tonight at 7pm with performances from The Box Standard and Area 51.
There will also be a wide range of family activities, particularly on Saturday afternoon, with children’s workshops in drumming and archery on offer as well as bouncy castles. Visit www.woolleyfestival.com for full details.
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