‘Blistering’ line-up for festival

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ORGANISERS say the Bures Music Festival promises to bring five blistering days of music and entertainment to the village this summer.

Traditionally known for its flagship event, Jazz by the Stour, organisers say that the format for the event – from July 4 to 8 – has expanded to include more music to appeal to younger people and provide entertainment-appeal for families.

Ticket prices have also been reduced this year for the festival which takes place at the Bures Recreation Ground in Nayland Road and at St Mary’s Church in the village.

Tom Moore, booker for the festival said that the team wanted the event to appeal to a wider audience.

“We’ve broadened the range of acts to attract young people and families, and have secured some fantastic talent so there’s a real buzz around the line-up.

“Our aim is to rival some of the bigger festivals with our music, but remain more accessible with free camping and better value ticket prices.”

Acts include indie band This Boy Wonders who performed at last year’s Reading and Leeds festivals and Sudbury ska band Two Steps Twice.

Bringing a touch of blues to the festival will be European festival headliner Hokie Joint and Robbie Gladwell, of Steve Harley’s Cockney Rebel fame, also joins the line-up with his band.

Queen tribute band Rhapsody ... Is This The Real Queen? is stopping by on its European tour to headline on Saturday night.

Unlike previous years, children will be able to enjoy bouncy castles and rides while parents can relax and enjoy the music which, this year, is under cover.

For more details on the festival, which raises money for village charities, visit www.buresmusicfestival.org.