9 May 2011

Bike Cinema will be at the May Fair!

News Release from the Wivenhoe May Fair Committee 6.5.2011:

Fantastic three stage music line-up announced for 2011 Wivenhoe May Fair

Indie boys Cav Ok and beat, surf, soul and rock 'n' rollers The B. Goodes are just two of the nearly 30 fantastic acts and solo musicians booked to thrill the festival crowd at this year's Wivenhoe May Fair.

The 29 year old free music and arts event, which is run entirely by volunteers, will feature 18 hours of jam packed music ranging from acoustic folk to rock, spread over three stages on the last Bank Holiday in May (Monday, 30 May).

The full line-ups are as follows (subject to possible change):

Main Stage:

Roots Radagon Out of Nowhere

Charley Bird Ady Johnson

Barringtone Housework

Kuru Smile Murphy's Lore

Cav OK

Sunrise Stage (previously known as the Acoustic Stage)

Ghost Train Porters Lou Terry

Drift_ Lady Bird and The Larks Choir

Hot Club Gitanes The Jazmine Ava Band

Three Beards The B.Goodes

Slots for the new Open Mic Stage will be assigned on the day to musicians who turn up on the day to play in front of the appreciative festival crowd. As the slots are expected to be quickly oversubscribed, those wishing to show their talents are urged to sign up with the open mic crew as soon as the festival opens at noon.

This year's May Fair will once again feature the popular Sunset cycle-powered Cinema showcasing the work of local film makers. A full programme will be announced in late May.

The popular beer tent selling real ale from a local award-winning brewery will be back on the field alongside fantastic food and market stalls, circus acts, face painting and other activities for children.

As in previous years the community-based festival, which has raised nearly £30,000 for charities since 2000, will be staged on the King George V Playing Field in the centre of the town.

Reflecting both the ethos of the May Fair and a total absence of parking in Wivenhoe on the day, organisers are also encouraging festival goers to leave their cars behind and cycle to the May Fair where plenty of bike storage areas will be available. Those who prefer to reserve their energy for dancing to the bands are also catered for with trains and buses offering a regular service to and from the event.

To make this year a 'no glass' event, while cans and plastics are welcome and re-cycling facilities will be provided, the organisers have asked that glass bottles are not brought onto the field.

More information about the May Fair is available on the website www.wivenhoemayfair.com, by emailing info@wivehoemayfair.com

Mike Freeman of the Wivenhoe May Fair said: "What a line-up! With three stages and nearly 30 acts this year's May Fair promises to be the best ever."


Media contact:

Ian Barrett T: 07949 422257

E: press@wivenhoemayfair.com

Notes to editors

The Wivenhoe May Fair is a community-based free festival which is entirely run by volunteers. In addition to supporting local music, crafts and visual arts it raises money for local, national and international charities. Nearly £30,000 has been raised since 2000.

Started as a peace festival 29 years ago, the Wivenhoe May Fair still aims to follow that ideal as well as promoting green, organic and sustainable lifestyles.

For more information visit www.wivenhoemayfair.com

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