A THIRD stage has been added to this year’s Grendon Festival, which means room for an extra 27 bands.
To build on the success of last year’s event organisers have also doubled the number of comedians, tripled the amount of children’s entertainment and ensured there are an extra 15 barrels of ale.
The not-for-profit festival aims to raise funds for the Florence Nightingale Hospice. It started in 2006 as a celebration of football and music, and has grown ever since.
Chairman John Davison said: “I’m so happy that we have struck such a chord with this festival. The mixture of established tribute acts, national bands and local talent has proved a real draw.”
The 2012 weekend will consist of a real ale festival supported by Camra, a Friday night comedy event and live music throughout Saturday.
Organisers expect up to 4,000 visitors to attend this year’s festival on June 15 and 16.