Hillbilly down to the farm

A charity music night is being held at a farm outside Alnwick tomorrow night with a stellar line-up to dance the night away,

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 8th September 2016, 9:17 am
Updated Monday, 12th September 2016, 4:41 pm
King Size Voodoo Traveller
King Size Voodoo Traveller

The Hillbilly Hogroast and Hootenanny is being held at Abberwick Farm, home to farming family the Fraters.

It is back by popular demand, after a similar event four years ago.

It is being held to raise money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and The Great North Air Ambulance Service.

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The event features The Kingsize Voodoo Travellers Band – from the North East and made up of Ally Lee, Bruce Campbell, Garry Scott and Goerge Waters – and the Mike Hope Roadshow, as well as hillbilly attractions.

There will be a hog roast –as the name suggests – and a bar.

There will also be a disco late into the night for guests to dance the night away

The event in 2012 raised more than £3,000 for the two charities and organisers are hoping to smash this amount this year.

Tickets for the event are proving popular, with only a limited amount still available.

They cost £15, which includes the hog roast, and must be bought in advance as the event is strictly ticket-only with no admittance to anyone without one.

Wagonway Post Office and CBS World in Alnwick both have tickets and they can also be bought by calling 07974 715894.

Guests are invited to dress up as hillbillys but also dress for the weather as the event is outside, with wellies possibly needed.

For more information about the event or tickets, visit its page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1812798895623888 or contact Mark Frater on 07974 715894.