Music festival returns with wealth of top acts

Chas and Dave
Chas and Dave

A wave of top musical acts will descend on a Bury St Edmunds beauty spot this summer for the annual Abbey Fest.

Featuring artists for all the family, the popular music festival, presented by John Hessenthaler of OEP Live!, in the Abbey Gardens runs from Friday July 19 to Sunday July 21.

Kicking off proceedings on Friday are the legendary Chas and Dave who are back by demand of their loyal fans.

They are joined on the night by BBC Folk Awards lifetime achievement winners The Dubliners followed by the Kate Rusby Band.

On Saturday, concert-goers can look forward to Chic-Le Freak, the Edwin Starr Band featuring Angelo Starr, Gwen Dickey from Rose Royce, Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon and George McCrae.

The festival closes on Sunday with classic pop band 10cc with tribute acts T.Rextasy, the ‘world’s only offical tribute’ to Marc Bolan and T.Rex as well as Only One Direction.

Tickets are available from Balaam’s Music on 01284 766933, The Apex on 01284 758000, The Theatre Royal on 01284 769505, www.seetickets.com, www.gigantic.com, www.theticketfactory.com and The Regent on 01473 433100. For further information visit www.abbeyfest.net