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Line-up announced for LeeStock festival

LeeStock music festival
LeeStock music festival

The full lineup for the 2016 LeeStock Music Festival in Suffolk has been announced.

Headliners The Feeling, The Hoosiers, New Town Kings and Former X-Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan will be joined by a host of local and national acts.

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The festival, held annually in the grounds of Melford Hall, raises money for the Willow Foundation, a national charity offering special days to seriously ill young adults.

LeeStock, this year being held on May 28-29, features a family area, beer and cider festival and on-site camping.

The event is held in memory of Lee Dunford, a young musician who was helped by the Willow Foundation to record an EP, and this year’s festival, remembering 10 years since Lee’s passing, has the strongest line-up yet.

Joining the household-name headliners are a range of acts from across the country including Reno & Rome, a group made up of musicians from Suffolk.

Jobie Baker told the Free Press: “Reno & Rome are the sound that make you the first to dance at the party.

“It is what can only be described as the overwhelming feeling of euphoria.”

The quartet say they have been heavily influenced by the sound of the 1980s.

Lead vocalist Jobie, from Boxford, joined the band in January and since then the group has picked up attention from the likes of BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 2, supported with radio play and live sessions.

The local feel continues through the band with guitarist Nic Keeble, ‘Noc’, coming from Hadleigh and drummer Ash Hunn and bassist Michael Whittle, ‘Westie’, both from Ipswich.

Joining Reno & Rome and the headliners will be 11-year-old Pheobe Austin, making her second appearance at the festival.

Jellycats from Sible Hedingham, who have previously supported Blink 182 and Reel Big Fish, return having previously played Download and Isle of Wight Festival.

The Bijoux Toots from Sudbury will be bringing their unique style with a mix of vocal harmonies accompanied by a ukulele, accordion, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, guitar and double bass.

Tom Sanderson, from Ipswich, returns for his ninth year, the only act to have played every LeeStock festival.

Tickets are available now for the festival priced from just £12 plus booking fee and are available from www.leestock.org.

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