Festival goers prepare for music and fun at Towersey

Towersey Festival 2012 - pictured are Revellion
Towersey Festival 2012 - pictured are Revellion
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The countdown is well and truly on for Towersey Festival with less than two weeks to go until it kicks off.

The legendary Blockheads will launch the show on August 22 to start a packed programme of more than 200 events across 10 venues.

Following the Blockheads over the long weekend are The Unthanks, Show Of Hands, Home Service, featuring War Horse composer John Tams, and Swiss cajun punk trio Mama Rosin.

The festival concludes on Bank Holiday Monday with two appearances from Bellowhead’s Spiers and Boden.

As well as the artists booked for the line-up, there are expected to be a host of random and spontaneous performances and happenings over the weekend.

The 49th Towersey Festival will have more than 70 activities for young people across five dedicated areas.

There will everything from pottery and circus skills to singing workshops with Australia’s Spooky Men’s Chorale, as well as a teddy hospital, bedtime stories and a family variety night hosted by singer songwriter Gavin Osborn.

The festival is from August 22 to 26, with five-day tickets costing £55 and day tickets beginning at £10.

Under 5s go free and there are concessions and camping available.

For more information and to book tickets call 023 8071 1818 or go to www.towerseyfestival.com