Don’t miss Grantham’s Festival for Heroes

Amelia Lily will perform at Rock the Barracks, which forms part of the Festival for Heroes at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham.
Amelia Lily will perform at Rock the Barracks, which forms part of the Festival for Heroes at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham.
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THE big weekend is almost here!

The two-day Festival for Heroes is this weekend, to be held at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks on Somerby Hill.

Jamie 'Afro' Archer will perform at Rock the Barracks, which forms part of the Festival for Heroes at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham.

Jamie 'Afro' Archer will perform at Rock the Barracks, which forms part of the Festival for Heroes at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham.

The highly anticipated festival will feature family attractions, dazzling displays, stalls, daring activities, live music and more.

A stage and arena will be packed with events and shows throughout the weekend, while an area just for children will be created, featuring inflatables, paintballing, bungee trampolines and rides.

Meanwhile, dozens of exhibitors will set up in the shopping village, selling speciality food and drink, arts and crafts, home and giftware. Plus, there will be a cookery demonstration theatre.

A motor show and military village will offer even more to visitors to this great event.

Silver Stars parachutists.

Silver Stars parachutists.

The festival, which doubles as an Army recruitment drive, will raise money for Help for Heroes and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

The Festival for Heroes will take place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday and between 10am and 6pm on Sunday.

A FREE shuttle bus will transport families to and from Grantham Bus Station throughout the day.

For the timetable, visit www.festivalforheroes.co.uk

Photographs of the Passing Out Parade for the Trained Soldiers Course (TSC B) Bravo 05/11 at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks'Reviewing Officer: Col JP Ash, Commandant Defence School of Transport'Band: The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

Photographs of the Passing Out Parade for the Trained Soldiers Course (TSC B) Bravo 05/11 at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks'Reviewing Officer: Col JP Ash, Commandant Defence School of Transport'Band: The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

* AN incredible array of musicians will hit the stage on Saturday night for Rock the Barracks.

Headlining the concert are X Factor stars Jamie ‘Afro’ Archer and Amelia Lily. The pair add a bit of showbiz to the Festival for Heroes weekend.

Joining them on stage will be singer Dennis Hannant, pop rockers That Sunday Feeling, Liverpools’ nu-skifflle band The Humming Birds, and pop/dub/reggae girl group VIDA.

Compering the concert will be comedian Sean Percival, a festival favourite who has Download, Edinburgh, Reading, Leeds and Sonisphere festivals under his belt.

And to top it off will be a firework finale, presented by Fuse Fireworks.

Gates will open at 7pm, and there will be a licensed bar and wide variety of food and drink available. Tickets are £20. They are available to buy from the Guildhall Arts Centre, in St Peter’s Hill in Grantham, or online at www.festivalforheroes.co.uk

Don’t miss this fantastic event, which is also raising money for the two festival charities - Help for Heroes and ABF The Soldiers’ Charty.

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