Documentary to be filmed at Grimsthorpe Castle

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A SIXTY-minute television documentary will be made about an upcoming festival which will take place for the first time later this month.

Grimsthorpe Festival organiser Daniel Sumpton is working with director Colin Izod, from Big Heart Media in London, to produce the fly-on-the-wall film.

The documentary, titled Festival, will follow the build-up to the big event as well as covering the festival, which takes place at Grimsthorpe Castle on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29.

Daniel, of South Rauceby near Sleaford, said he was pleased to be approached by the production company about the film.

He will be raising money for St John Ambulance during the event and said: “It will be nice to have the festival documented.

“I hope it can be used to give people who haven’t able to come to the event a chance to see what the festival is all about.”

Colin is positive about the forthcoming project, with work starting next week.

He said: “We currently have no commission from any broadcaster to make Festival, but I believe the occasion and the build-up to it provide great opportunities for a gentle story about English country life and the increasing place that festivals of one sort or another have in it.

“I hope that it will play at film festivals and may be of use to the Order of St John - and that we may eventually get a broadcast on a station like BBC4, but this is of course by no means guaranteed.”

At the festival there will be more than 50 live performances by musicians on the four stages and there will also be a show arena and side shows to keep the family occupied.

Grimsthorpe Festival will be made up of four different music stages and there will also be a show arena, side shows and displays.

The festival will have a classic car show and a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The introduction of live music at Grimsthorpe Castle is a new addition to the annual family fun day, which is a charity fundraising event for St John Ambulance.

Daniel, who unveiled his plans for the festival in April, is on the organising committee for the charity’s fun day.

He added: “Everything has fallen into place for the festival now.

“We’re literally just waiting for it to happen.”

Entry costs £6 for adults (£5 concessions) and £4 for childen under the age of 12.

The gates open at 11am with music starting at midday.