Bands line up village festival as answer to Glastonbury

PUBLISHED: 13:47 13 July 2009 | UPDATED: 21:49 31 May 2010

Landlord and musician Paul Davey outside The Plough Picture: SUBMITTED

Landlord and musician Paul Davey outside The Plough Picture: SUBMITTED

RADWINTER S answer to Glastonbury is fast approaching and local bands are being given the opportunity to play on The Plough s very own version of the Pyramid Stage. Rocker Bruce Springsteen headlined at this year s world-famous festival, but you or your b

RADWINTER'S answer to Glastonbury is fast approaching and local bands are being given the opportunity to play on The Plough's very own version of the Pyramid Stage.

Rocker Bruce Springsteen headlined at this year's world-famous festival, but you or your band could be in the line-up for the first ever Plough Festival on Saturday August 1.

Landlord at The Plough, Paul Davey, said: "We are looking for any local bands of all ages and genres to play at this charity event.

"We're expecting a big crowd so this is the perfect opportunity for up-and-coming bands to play in front of a live audience.

"All you need is 30 minutes of material and your own instruments, but we will provide a drum kit and the stage."

As well as plenty of live music from local musicians there will be a fully functioning outside bar with real ales on tap and a Pimm's tent. A barbeque will be on hand to feed the hoards of hungry festival goers.

Paul recently took over the running of The Plough with his partner Samantha Johns and they decided to launch the Plough Festival after realising there was a wealth of musical talent in the community.

"There are loads of great bands around here that don't get the exposure they deserve," said Paul. "We thought this would be a great way to have a real community event which also raises money for charity."

Paul and Samantha have paid for the cost of the stage out of their own pocket and all the money made from the event will go toward The Teddy Charity.

Based locally, the charity helps provide medical equipment for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses who are being nursed at home.

As Plough Fest is a charity event, bands who take part will not be paid in money, but they may be allowed free beer. Spaces are limited so book your spot on the line-up soon.

Call Paul on 01799 599222 or email him on samjohnsondavey@googlemail.com for more information.


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