Organisers are preparing for a record crowd at Radcliffe on Trent’s music festival, RadFest. Some of Nottinghamshire’s best young musicians will be playing at the all-day event on Saturday 23rd June.
The Festival was created following suggestions by students in the village and its debut event last year was a big success. Ticket prices have been kept as low as possible to give everyone the chance to experience a music festival.
One of the organisers, Debra Easter, said: “The day is aimed at teenagers and young adults but it’s a family event for festival-lovers of all ages from tots to senior citizens. We want to promote the best young music in Nottinghamshire in a friendly atmosphere. We were amazed last year to get nearly 2000 people.”
One of the leading acts, Rob Green, has just been signed up to appear alongside Van Morrison, The Shires and Michael Buble at Hyde Park next month. RadFest will be his warm-up gig.
Other names in the line-up include Black Cats and Magpies, The Frantics, Dollie Demi, Youth Hotel, Mazy, Rachel Croft and Thea Evans.
New this year is the Teen Tent, which will host “meet the bands”, open mic sessions and a chill-out zones. Young entrepeneurs will be part of the Festival Market. And Positive Futures will be coaching sport. There will be festival food and a bar and inflatable fun.
Debra added: “We’ve had terrific support from local businesses and individuals as well as a fantastic donation from Aviva after winning a Community Award. Tickets are just £3 for adults, £2 for 13 to 18 and £1 for 5 to 12. They’re available from radfest.org.uk or from Burley’s Shop in Radcliffe on Trent.”
The event, which is run entirely by volunteers, starts at 2.30pm with music continuing until just after 9.00pm