This year’s Newark Festival is set to bring the town’s music scene to life as a star-studded line up takes to the stage over the weekend of June 20 to 22.
The festival kicks off with a line-up of new artists on the Friday night. Union J , Luke Friend , Rough Copy ,TiCH and Ollie Marland will ensure that anyone who knows their music gets to see the cream of the crop of young British talent.
Union Js’ first single “Carry You” was a top 10 hit in the UK. Luke Friend finished third in X Factor last year, and anyone who loves Ed Sheeran will be drawn to Luke . Rough Copy are a British vocal harmony group who also appeared on X Factor in 2012 and have just signed a major record deal. Loveable Rogues were the hit of the 2012 series of Britain’s Got Talent and the beautiful Tich is fresh off the back of a 26 date support slot for James Arthur. Ollie Marland completes the Friday line-up and he is no stranger to the stage as he recently supported Jessie J.
Saturday, June 21, will take us back to the 80s, as music legends The Human League hit the stage. They will be accompanied by special guests Marc Almond and Heaven 17 .
Sunday is Family Day which is Free. Families are welcome to take part in activities and enjoy local food and drink. Children can watch The Postman Pat Show, get their face painted, be serenaded by the choral society and violin school, and be dazzled by street entertainers.
Festival tickets are £25 for the Friday and £29.50 for the Saturday. Family tickets (2 adults, 2 children) are available for £75. Tickets available from ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0844 844 0444. For details go to www.face book.com/NewarkFestival and follow the fun at @NewarkFestival
Enter the Grantham Journal competition to win a pair of tickets to the festival. See Friday’s (May 16) Journal.