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Bardfest is back with two days of family-friendly music, food and camping

A two-day music festival in Bardwell forced to postpone in 2020 is to return on July 2 and 3.

The family-friendly Bardfest will be back with music, ale, food and camping.

Big-name headline acts will be announced in the coming weeks, with organisers confident there will be something for everyone in the line-up.

Bardfest 2019.....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (47059839)
Bardfest 2019.....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (47059839)

Gary Howard, committee member, said: “Everything is still tentative. Boris came out on Monday and said that the stats are looking good and people could start going inside a pub and they can start to go back to normal. We have had to organise Bardfest around this issue. We believe that by the beginning of July we should be back near normal and people will want to go outside and have fun again, but we are aware that at any stage the curtain could come down on that.

“Trying to book bands has been more challenging as a result. We are getting ever closer to creating a really exciting list of bands for this year, which can’t publish yet – as we are still finalising contracts – but hope to announce very soon.”

Supporting acts already committed include: She’s in Parties; Underline the Sky; Swamptruck; Cheap Rent; The Whiskey Thrills; The Novus and Katie Kaye.

Gary added: “What we’re looking to do this time is really finish the pavilion project off. We have got to a point where we have built it and people are benefitting from it.

“We have created a pub within the club – the Grumpy Goat – which is a way of keeping the funds going to keep the club running and funding equipment and subsidising memberships. All the proceeds from Bardfest will do the same.

Limited tickets are available now at www.bardfest.com, with people urged to buy soon as numbers are restricted and the event is expected to sell out.

Adult ticket prices start at £22.50.

All proceeds go to Bardwell Sports and Community Club.

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