Line-up announced for festival

ORGANISERS of a new music festival have announced the line-up.

Daniel Sumpton is delighted to have attracted a band which performed at the Glastonbury and singers from Brazil to appear at his music festival at Grimsthorpe Castle in August.

Mr Sumpton will be raising money for St John Ambulance during the Grimsthorpe Festival on Monday, August 29.

More than 50 bands will be performing on the four stages and there will also be a show arena and side shows to keep the family occupied.

Indie band Oceans, which opened at the 2010 Reading Festival, will be headlining the main stage while Naseby Crossing, who performed at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, will be topping the bill at the folk stage. Aleh Ferreira will be travelling over from Brazil to play at the festival.

Oceans will be joined on the main stage line-up with Towering Heights, The Fleeting Minds, Noughtpointsevens, Illegal Notes, Lost Souls, PMR, Glass Onion, The Rafters and The Messengers.

Performing on the folk stage are Naseby Crossing, Treebeard, Marc Block and The Breezes, The Naira Project, Alabama Chrome, Cruel Sister, A Story Begins, Sandfly, Talis and Jason Freddy.

Rob Reynolds is headlining the acoustic stage. Other performances on the bill are: Kristy Gallacher, Cruel Folk, Pennyless, On The Fence, Hannah Schofield and Joe Fitzmaurice, The Substitutes, Powersurge, Dog Goblins and Infamous Vampires.

Visitors to the world stage will be getting a taste of Brazil with sets by Alehah Ferreira, Anselmo Netto and DJ Fabricio D Vyzor. The line-up also includes Seena from Portugal, Switzerland’s Monkia Ramstein, The Band of the Brigade of the Gurkhas, Nepalese traditional dancers and Bill James Highland Bagpipes.

Other attractions include The Rutland Falconry and Owl Display team; Mark Whylie and The Drakes of Hazard and side saddle association, A Bit on the Side; terrier racing and a parade of classic cars. The Knights of Skirbeck and the Lionheart Company of Bowmen and children’s storytelling will be among the sideshows.

Tickets will cost £6 with concessions of £5 and £4 for children under 12. The gates open at 11am with music starting at midday.