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Scouting for Girls and The Feeling to headline 10th Bardfest in July




Ticket sales for the 10th annual Bardfest are ‘though the roof’ after two big-name headline acts were announced last week.

Organisers said more than 1,000 early bird tickets had already been snapped up, after Scouting for Girls and The Feeling were confirmed for the July 5 and 6 event.

It will be the 10th Bardfest, with the event still organised and run by volunteers keen to see it offer a fun family weekend as well as raising funds for community projects.

Scouting for Girls are playing at Bardfest this summer (6385836)
Scouting for Girls are playing at Bardfest this summer (6385836)

Organiser Gary Howard said: “As it’s the 10th anniversary year we wanted to make it something big. We were lucky enough to get The Feeling and Scouting for Girls signed up.

“People want to have a party at Bardfest and we hope it will be just that – these are bands which can appeal to all ages. We are really excited.”

In addition to the headline acts and other bands to be announced, there will be a real ale festival; Pimm’s, prosecco and gin bar; shot bar and food tent – with organisers saying prices would be similar to those you expect to pay at a pub.

A children’s bar will also be available, along with activities for youngsters.

“Bardfest is a family-oriented country festival with the onus on people having fun in a safe environment,” said Gary.

“It is a real community event and that is the case year on year. It may have grown, but the core of Bardfest is the same.”

For the second year camping will be available, while there will also be a new ‘tipi experience’ for 2019.

Early bird tickets are available now at www.bardfest.com, with prices currently starting at £15 for Friday night tickets, up to £35 for a weekend ticket including camping or £75 for weekend ‘Tipi Experience’ tickets.



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