Top line-up confirmed including Toploader and The Hoosiers for A lost Weekend festival at Rutland Water

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POP fans are expected to flock to the area after the final bands were announced for A Lost Weekend.

The music festival has been organised by Richard Garton, 59, of Main Street, Glaston, and this week he confirmed that 90s pop act Toploader and current chart sensation The Hoosiers have been added to the already impressive line-up.

Those already confirmed include Dodgy, The Blockheads, Wilko Johnson, Eddie and the Hotroads and Nick Howard.

Toploader’s most famous song was Dancing in the Moonlight while Dodgy reached number four in the UK charts with Good Enough.

The two-day event will take place at Sykes Lane, Rutland Water, on July 21 and 22 and Mr Garton says ticket sales are going well.

He added: “I don’t think we have sold one ticket to someone from Rutland yet.

“We have got people coming from the north of Scotland, deepest, darkest Wales and the south of England but so far things have been quiet in this area.

“We are going to really start to push the ticket sales in the area from this week and hope that people will support it.”

The Grainstore Brewery in Oakham has secured the licence to run the bars at the festival which will welcome more than 4,000 people to the county.

They will be selling ale brewed in the county over the Friday night, Saturday and Sunday and there will be stalls and crafts to view throughout the camp.

Limited day tickets for either the Saturday or the Sunday have also been released and the limited caravan and camper van spaces are also available.

Richard is also hoping that people from the area will step-up and volunteer over the weekend to make the first event of its kind in the county a huge success.

You will not get paid for helping out, but you do get a free weekend ticket, meals and plenty of time off to enjoy yourself. You can even sign up to volunteer with a friend and be given the same shifts.

Richard said: “All of the planning has almost been completed. It is all coming together very well.

“I am feeling quite relaxed about it at the moment. I’m sure as soon as it starts to draw closer I will get nervous.”

Tickets for the two-day event are £75 and day tickets are £40 each.

To see the full line-up, buy tickets or to sign up as a volunteer visit www.alostweekend.co.uk