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Free music festival returns to Stamford with a new name in honour of fundraising appeal

Former Gomez star Ben Ottewell EMN-160622-155223001
Former Gomez star Ben Ottewell EMN-160622-155223001

Popular free music festival Glastonburghley returns to Stamford next Saturday – and will be renamed in honour of its charity of the year.

Back for its third consecutive year the event, at the Lord Burghley pub, in Broad Street, has been renamed GlastonBailey in memory of 11-year-old Bailey Drew who tragically died while playing football in Corby Glen in 2014.

Proceeds from the festival will be presented to local appeal Dosh 4 Defibs, which was founded by Bailey’s aunt Dannii Vincent with the aim of buying and installing defibrillators in schools and other public places across the Stamford area.

GlastonBailey will begin at 1pm on Saturday, July 2, and organisers are expecting a big crowd.

The headliner this year is Ben Ottewell, well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos, as a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez.

There will also be performances by local favourites such as Indigo Child, The Lounge, and Dan Poole.

Organiser Paul Hemmings said: “We’re looking forward to hearing some brilliant musicians and vocalists play this year.”

It’s a Glastonburghley tradition to invite the best local buskers to perform at the festival, so visitors can enjoy some top tunes and vocals from some great local talent.

Food is available as well as a raffle with some great prizes donated by local businesses.

If you would like to donate money to the cause, visit the festival’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ Glastonburghley or via twitter @Glastonburghley


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