MUSIC LINE UP MAKES WAVES AT STRATFORD RIVER FESTIVAL
A massive musical line up has been confirmed for next weekend’s Stratford Upon Avon River Festival. More than 25 singers, bands and groups will take part in the two day extravaganza.
Among the headline acts will be award-winning singer –songwriter Kristy Gallacher. The Coventry youngster shot to fame after winning the prestigious LG Arena’s Singer/Songwriter contest.
She has played in front of music legends such as Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, John Mayer, Elton John, Paul Weller, George Michael and Roxette.
In addition to her own shows, she has supported stars like Ed Sheeran, Micheal Chapman, Scott Matthews, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Mr Big, I Am Kloot's John Bramwell, Miles and Erica (Wonderstuff) Mark Morriss (Bluetones), Show of Hands, Nic Jones, Vin Garbutt and Nerina Pallot.
Event organiser, Ruth Wood said: “If you didnt make it to Glastonbury last weekend, the quantity and quality of musical entertainment we have lined up for this year’s River Festival is simply phenomenal.”
She added: “There really is something for everyone whether you are three years old or 103 - and best of all it is free!”
Kristy will perform at The Bandstand at 1pm on the Sunday. The Bandstand is one of two stages that will be in operation on the Recreation Ground, alongside the River Avon, for the duration of the two days.
Stratford based choir Amicantus will kick off the Festival at 12:15pm on the Saturday with their diverse repertoire which included everything from Mozart to Take That and even a bit of Disney!
The Saturday night headliner is Kinky Farnham, a 9 Piece Funk and Soul Band. Earlier in the evening the talented 18 piece local Simon Kemp Orchestra will entertain the crowds
Other musical and entertainment acts booked include:
Andrew James and Paul Johnston, Becky and the Dove, Benjamin Folke Thomas, Copperhead Road, Daisy Chain Quartet, Daniel Nestelrode, Escape Showcase, Floot Street, Folk Friendzy, Ghost of a Dog, Joe and Harry, Joe Morton, Jules Noble, , Miramar, Rhythm Studios Showcase, Rocking Dinosaurs, Rozie T Dance Academy, Sam Green and the Midnight Heist, Shuvani, Sons of the Delta, Supine Orchestra and Swan Tai Chi
Stratford River Festival takes place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July. More than 70,000 revellers are expected to attend.
Alongside the music there will be: Around 100 colourful river and narrowboats moored on the river; bars and food outlets; a craft market; a mass riverside fancy dress party on the Saturday night followed by an Illuminated Boat Parade at 10pm and then a massive fireworks display.
Stratforward Business Improvement District (BID) organises Stratford River Festival. It represents over 450 shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and businesses in Stratford upon Avon town centre.
Others involved in organising the festival include: The Avon Navigation Trust.
Festival sponsors include: Avon Boating; Stratford Marina; and Stratford Town Trust.
Festival supporters include: the Dirty Duck, the Garrick Inn, Stratford Sea Scouts; Stratford Boat Club.
For further media information, please contact Tor Wilkes at Stratforward BID on 01789 299011 or email Tor@stratforward.co.uk
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