Successful open air concert Knipfest returns next month with more bands in a bid to raise even more for charity.
Last year over £15,000 was raised for Cancer Research and St Barnabas Hospice, the charities which will again benefit this year when thousands of fans converge on Belvoir Cricket Club in Knipton for the festival on Saturday, June 29.
This year’s line-up includes a number of well-known bands including local rockers the Blues Busters, who will be recreating that original rhythm and blues sound. There is also a tribute to Elvis and then the rock’n’roll is brought right up to date with an up and coming band called Vasey. You can check out their YouTube video. They are followed by popular local act Ultra 90s. The Move Ons, from Brighton, bring things back up to date again (check out their website).
The last two bands bring decades of experience to bear on the proceedings. In total they have been performing for more than 50 years. March to the Grave make a return to Knipfest after a blistering set last year and covers band Crazy Ape will headline. They will be joined by guest guitarist Matt Park, who will have just returned from a US tour with The Mystery Jets, supporting Mumford and Sons.
For safety reasons, no drinks can be taken on site, but there will be a licensed bar and food stalls on site. Tickets at £15 include a hog roast. The first band is on stage at 5pm. For more details and to buy tickets go to www.knipfest.co.uk