Headliner announced for LeeStock charity music festival
The headliner for the LeeStock Music Festival held at Melford Hall has been announced as BRIT award nominatedThe Feeling.
The British rock act found success in 2006 with their debut album Twelve Stops and Home which sold three times platinum and reached number two in the UK charts.
The band went on to have six top 40 singles and a number one follow up album Join With Us.
LeeStock Festival, created in memory of Lee Dunford from Sudbury, is now in its ninth year and has raised over £65,000 for the Willow Foundation.
The foundation is a national charity that provides special days for seriously ill young adults.
Lee, who died in 2006, was helped by the charity when they paid for him and his band to stay in London and record a CD.
The Feeling are the latest in a line of high-profile headliners at the festival which is held in the grounds of Melford Hall - a National Trust owned Tudor Hall.
Previous acts to take the stage at LeeStock include Wheatus, Toploader, the Lightning Seeds and last year’s headliners Scouting For Girls.
Edd Keogh, one of the organisers of the festival and a close friend of Lee’s said: “Along with the headline bands, we feature a lot of local acts and it’s amazing that they get to feature alongside bands like The Feeling - and are all playing in tribute to Lee.
Lee loved music and was a bass-player in his band so I hope he would be very pleased at the thought of a festival raising money in his name.”
Tickets for the festival are on sale now at £30 for the weekend, plus booking fee, with day tickets also on sale.
The festival features food stalls, a licensed bar with beer festival, a family area and on-site camping.
Tickets are available from www.leestock.org