Mercury Music Prize winner’s headline gig

Former Gomez star Ben Ottewell EMN-160622-155223001
Former Gomez star Ben Ottewell EMN-160622-155223001
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The singer and lead guitarist of 1998 Mercury Music Prize winners Gomez is to headline a free festival in Stamford this Saturday.

Ben Ottewell, known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos, will perform at the Lord Burghley pub, in Broad Street, on Saturday.

Ben is set to take to the stage as part of GlastonBailey – an annual event previously known as Glastonburghley but renamed for 2016 in honour of the event’s charity of the year.

Proceeds will be donated to Dosh 4 Defibs – set up following the tragic death of 11-year-old Bailey Drew who died while playing football in Corby Glen in 2014.

The festival is due to begin at 1pm.

The line up of local acts performing at GlastonBailey includes Indigo Child, The Lounge, and Dan Poole.

Since his first solo release, Shapes & Shadows (2011), Ottewell has been pleasing audiences with a series of successful acoustic tours across the UK, 
US and Australia.

Now with a newly-recorded album of songs for his second solo project, Rattlebag, the singer is set to return to the road, performing his new music as well as a few Gomez favourites.

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