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Peter Hook and The Light to headline Stone Valley Festival South

Stone Valley Festival South (7617615)
Stone Valley Festival South (7617615)

Cast, Neville Staple Band and Peter Hook and The Light are the headliners for this summer’s Stone Valley Festival South in Herts.

At the end of May, the event will bring a mix of mod, ska, 60s, indie, northern soul, punk and soul music to Hillside Farm in Great Amwell near Ware.

It will be the second time the three-day festival has been held in East Herts. It is the sister event to SVF North in County Durham, which is now in its seventh sell-out year.

The organisers are promising “days of awesome live music for campers and day visitors alike,

with a huge outdoor stage, rides and entertainment, and scooter ride out and show ‘n’ shine across a packed Bank Holiday weekend”.

As well as the headliners, the bands performing include: From the Jam, Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, The Dualers, Secret Affair, The Rezillos, Spitfires, Vapors, Chords UK and Death of Guitar Pop.

There will also be DJ Sets from Mike Joyce of The Smiths, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree and Thomas Turgoose and Andrew Ellis, better known as Shaun and Gadget from This Is England.

Food and drink will available at the same prices as last year, with fully licensed bars and a

big range of vendors.

There are also full 24/7 secure camping facilities, free car parking, trade stalls, free drinking water, showers and toilets – all set in a large, picturesque site.

A spokesman said: “Stone Valley Festivals have a fantastic atmosphere, friendly and relaxed for all ages, in a lovely setting, full of like-minded people, who love great music and a good time. The brilliant live music line up this year has what the crowds have come to expect at an SVF – something for everyone, with legendary live bands.”

* The festival takes place on May 24, 25 and 26 and day tickets cost from £25 per adult. To book see: https://www.stonevalleyfestival.co.uk/stone-valley-south-home/

* Legendary 80s hitmakers Bananarama have been added to the Newmarket Nights 2019 line-up. The duo, Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward, will perform at Newmarket Racecourses on Friday, August 9. Also confirmed are Kaiser Chiefs, who will headline on Friday, June 28. The BRIT Award-winning, million-selling band will return to the course for the first time since 2016.

Tickets go on sale at 8am on Wednesday, March 6 via thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a pre-sale available to customers at 8am on Tuesday, March 5. Tickets are priced starting at £27 for Bananarama and £29 for Kaiser Chiefs.

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