Festival line-up unveiled

MHDE'Toploader'Napton Festival
MHDE'Toploader'Napton Festival
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A GREAT line-up of music is promised at this year’s Napton Music Festival.

The event will be held later on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 with Toploader announced by festival organisers as the headline act.

They will be one of 14 acts to be performing at the festival over the two days.

Total Stone Roses will be the star attraction on the festival’s first night. It marks a return appearance for the tribute act which is based on Manchester-based band The Stone Roses.

All of the players are professional musicians who were graduates of Leeds College of Music.

The four-piece band strives to re-create the Roses sound live.

Supporting them are Rugby-based band The Jellyheads, a punk band inspired by the hits of the late 70s including The Clash, The Sex Pistols and The Jam.

Two other bands yet to be announced will also be appearing on the Friday night.

Toploader will headline on Saturday night.

Formed in 1997, the four-piece band have accumulated more than two million album sales and have made regular appearances in the UK top 20.

The band’s debut album, Onka’s Big Moka, sold over one million copies and remained in the top five of the album charts for six months.

The band’s breakout hit was a cover of King Harvest’s song Dancing in the Moonlight.

Guns2Roses, a tribute to Guns N Roses, will be supporting them on the Friday night.

There will be beer on tap thanks to Warwickshire-based brewery Purity.

New for this year’s festival is a separate marquee which will be playing reggae and ska music throughout.

Discount weekend tickets are currently on sale for £20 for adults, a saving of £15 if tickets are bought on the gate. This offer runs out at the end of March.

Under 16s get free entry and camping to the festival if accompanied by an adult.

For further information about the festival or to buy tickets, visit www.naptonfestival.co.uk or find the event on the social networking site Facebook.