‘Incredible buzz’ around town in build-up to festival

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Charity festival LeeStock is set to take over the grounds of Melford Hall as music-lovers descend upon the estate this weekend.

The finishing touches are being put to the event, which raises money for The Willow Foundation in memory of Sudbury musician Lee Dunford who died of cancer aged 21 in 2006.

This year’s line-up sees 1990s indie bands Toploader and Space headline on Saturday, with John Power and Mark Morriss topping the bill on Sunday and live music from 11.30am to 10pm each day.

Pete Keogh, one of the festival’s organisers, said: “We’re so excited that the weekend has arrived.

“The buzz around town has been incredible and ticket sales are the best we have ever had at this stage.

“It’s going to have a genuine festival atmosphere – everything is in place to make this the best LeeStock yet and raise money for a very important charity.”

Weekend tickets priced at £30 are still available from The White Horse pub and Compact Music in North Street, Sudbury, Waitrose in Sudbury, The Bures Swan pub and Great Cornard Sports Centre.

Go to www.leestock.org for more information on the festival and details on how you can purchase tickets online.

The five winners of our recent competition to win a pair of weekend tickets to LeeStock are: Katy Gibbs, from Kingsbury Walk, Sudbury; Valerie Jiggins, from Raleigh Close, Sudbury; Colin Bowman, from Blackhouse Lane, Great Cornard; Carl Strohm, from Church Walk, Long Melford; and Kathleen Sayer, from Colne Road, Sible Hedingham.