Biggleswade set for Peace and Love Music Festival this summer

PUBLISHED: 08:32 28 May 2018

Popular Bedfordshire group CC Smugglers will headline the Biggleswade Music Festival. Picture: Supplied by Rebecca Harris

Popular Bedfordshire group CC Smugglers will headline the Biggleswade Music Festival. Picture: Supplied by Rebecca Harris

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Music fans in Biggleswade are in for a big treat this summer with the town set for its first ever music festival.

The Biggleswade Peace and Love Music Festival will take place on July 21 in Eagle Farm Road, with plenty of acts performing.

Bedfordshire-based alternative folk band CC Smugglers will be the headline act, and bands from the town such as BuBounce and Cardinal Kings are also set to play – with music varying from soft rock to reggae.

Festival committee chairman Rebecca Harris said: “It’s time Biggleswade had an annual music festival of its own to put it on the map.

“With its continually growing community and all the amazing talent this town has to offer, it seems the obvious thing to have.

“This event was the brainchild of a few local friends and business owners who wanted to bring a big major music festival to town, promoting local talent, helping local businesses and economy.

“It is planned that the festival will be an annual event, getting better and better each year.”

The festival will have two main stages – with a smaller stage inside a beer tent, and an Ibiza dance tent.

DJs include The House Braddaz Built and Pete Bennett, the winner of Big Brother series 7, performing as The Daddy.

There are also plenty of activites planned at the family-friendly event – with street food stalls, craft stalls, a funfair, face painting and much more all set for the festival. A percentage of the profits from the festival will be donated to local charities the Ethan Martin Fund, Luna Animal Rescue and Ivel Valley School.

Tickets for the festival are avaliable via the festival’s Facebook page and Eventbrite, with collection available at Pictures of Lily Tattoo Studio in Hitchin Street – one of the event’s sponsors.Early-bird tickets are £10, with tickets on the gate at £15. Kids’ tickets are £5, and under-fives go free.

See facebook.com/biggleswademusicfestival for tickets and more information.


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