Festival set to rock

Grace Solero promo shoot in London on 18 June 2013 NNL-141106-101320001
Grace Solero promo shoot in London on 18 June 2013 NNL-141106-101320001
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People are being advised to book their tickets sooner rather than a later for a music festival coming to the area next month.

There will be music to cater for all tastes at the forthcoming Napton Festival.

The event is being held in the grounds of the village hall between Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12.

The organisers of the festival have asked people to book their tickets early to save disappointment as there are only 600 tickets available.

Sixteen acts will be performing but among the headline acts will be Grace Solero who will perform on the Friday night, while Voodoo Vegas and the Laurence Jones Band will be performing on the Saturday night.

A spokesman for the festival organisers said: “We have an amazing line up of bands who obviously view the festival as a must.

“We are allocating a limited amount of tickets for sale, please buy early to save the disappointment some people had last year when the event sold out.”

“Grace Solero’s music contains a raw energy. Singer and guitarist Grace possesses a visceral voice of astounding range, and a presence and poise as a performer that points to past dance and gymnastics training.

“In the group she lends her name to, her star quality is matched by that of California-born, London-based lead guitarist Dan Beaulaurier, whose style displays a rare mix of technical mastery and real soul.”

Headlining on the Saturday night is Voodoo Vegas, who have been performing since 2006.

It has been a busy time for them as they have recently released their debut album The Rise of Jimmy Silver.

The band’s music is a guitar-driven, melody-drenched, hard rock delight.

They have gigged tirelessly on both home turf and the continent, honing their craft during regular rounds of the French, Belgian, Italian and German live circuits, and raising the musical bar still higher in support slots to standard bearers such as Glenn Hughes, Uriah Heep, The Wildhearts and Fozzy.

Also performing on the Saturday night is The Laurence Jones band who have received positive reviews on BBC Radio 2 and Classic Rock magazine.

The band is described as a blues rock band and has played alongside some big names.

Influences include Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, TonyMcphee, B.B King and Albert Collins. Among the new attractions will be an alternative stage, which will give visitors the chance to listen to a more laid back style of music.

The organisers have also worked on making the new festival stage a lot more visual.

There will be six live acts on Friday and ten on Saturday.

There will also be a children’s fun area including face painting, bouncy castle and a variety of games designed for youngsters.

Tickets for the festival are £18 which covers both days.

Admission to under 12s is free.

Camping is an additional £6 per person.

To book them, or for more information about the festival, visit www.naptonfestival. co.uk