Northumberland village to host fourth annual day of music and fun

All Blown Out, a wind ensemble composed of local residents.
All Blown Out, a wind ensemble composed of local residents.

Following the phenomenal success of the previous three years’ events – Feltonbury 2018 is going to take advantage of the summer weather and longer hours this weekend.

Once again there will be free non-stop live music from 10am to 11.30pm on Saturday (June 23), starting at The Old Bank on Main Street before the whole event literally shifts across the village to numerous venues including Gallery 45 the Red Obelisk Stag (the phone box on The Bridge) – and, in the evening, at the Village Hall finishing with Hot Tap Splutters – a rock band playing dance tunes from the 1950s to the Noughties. It will see in excess of 25 acts and 120 performers throughout the day

In addition, this year’s event will have the added bonus of a related art trail – with 10 artists displaying their works either in Gallery 45 or in their homes.

Neal Skelton, from the organising committee, said: “The enthusiasm from previous events is infectious and the range of local musical talent is outstanding. The initial promotion of ‘this being the first in the long-running series of successful events’ was tongue-in-cheek, however, this is now a reality.

“What is the Feltonbury 2018 about? This is a good fun and a very light-hearted initiative started in 2015 to fund-raise money for the community allotment and shed project, The Plot - on Recreation Lane.

“As its name suggests, The Plot is a garden for the whole community - from children to grandparents - to share the enjoyment of communal gardening.”

If you are interested in joining as a performer or to help the organising committee with the event, or want to know more about The Plot, contact Charlotte Clarke on 01670 783343 or Neal Skelton, nealskelton@btinternet.com on 01670 787437