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Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK; with The Pretty Things headlining and five other very different, but striking bands, this will undoubtedly be another a great festival and an occasion not to miss! 

Despite their veteran status, their contemporary relevance, undiminished energy & inspirational commitment inspire emerging generations of new artists and young fans, whilst retaining their devoted, fanatical, core fan base.  Through their entire career, The Pretty Things have written, performed, and created informed, intelligent, ground-breaking, and original music, enabled by powerful, melodic writing that has kept this incredible band alive for nearly half a century.....

As soon as they strike their first note, the journey begins as they present their very special sound, just as they did when the band formed back in the early 60’s and achieved such great success with several singles charting in the UK.  From Rhythm & Blues at the start of their career, they embraced other genres such as psychedelic rock in the late 1960s (with 1968 S,F. Sorrow being one of the first rock operas), hard rock in the early 1970s and new wave in the early 1980’s.  Have a walk down memory lane and see the band play "Singapore Silk Torpedo" on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1974 at and then 43 years on, “Don't Bring Me Down” live in Munich in 2017  

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m and the music starts at 2.00 p.m. and ends at 10.00 p.m. 

Pretty Things – after more than 45 years of continuous service, The Pretty Things remain a significant, challenging force in rock and roll

Aynsley Lister – an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music!

Simon McBride – after back-pedalling on his solo career to start a family, Simon McBride “the man who everyone wants in their band” is back on the road with his own jet-fuelled outfit!

Connor Selby Band – citing Eric Clapton as his first and current major influence, Connor places particular emphasis on his output with legends John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers and Cream!

The Luke Doherty Band – Since he found an old music VHS in a cupboard when he was 7 years old, featuring several Blues players, Luke is never happier than when he is playing Blues!

Deep Blue Sea - playing 21st century indie blues and in the finest blues traditions, their music is seldom predictable or generic - it reflects these times - good, bad, highs & lows!

Early Bird tickets are only £25 and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone's taste!

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Aynsley Lister unknown stage
Simon McBride unknown stage
Connor Selby Band unknown stage
Luke Doherty Band unknown stage
Deep Blue Sea unknown stage
Artist Stage Day
Aynsley Lister unknown stage Sat 12th
Connor Selby Band unknown stage Sat 12th
Deep Blue Sea unknown stage Sat 12th
Luke Doherty Band unknown stage Sat 12th
Simon McBride unknown stage Sat 12th
The Pretty Things unknown stage Sat 12th
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Hillcrest Hotel 1.6 ml £65.00 Book
The Lincoln Hotel 1.8 ml £90.00 Book
Bruneswold Coach House 1.8 ml £55.00 Book
Newport guest house 1.8 ml £60.00 Book
White Hart Hotel 1.9 ml £69.00 Book
Bail House 1.9 ml £59.00 Book
Bail Mews 1.9 ml £89.00 Book
Tower Hotel 1.9 ml £70.00 Book
The Old Palace 1.9 ml £75.00 Book
Pemberton House 1.9 ml £49.00 Book
Exchequergate 1.9 ml £189.00 Book
Castle Hotel 2.0 ml £69.00 Book
Bruneswold Lodge 2.0 ml £59.98 Book
Washingborough Hall Hotel 2.1 ml £72.50 Book
Charlotte House 2.1 ml £54.00 Book

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