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Ash set to headline new festival

Published 26/07/2010 | 14:32

Ash are to headline Headstock Festival
Ash are to headline Headstock Festival

Ash are to headline a new music festival called Headstock.

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The Girl From Mars rockers are to top the line-up at the live music event on September 11 at the Newstead and Annesley Country Park, near Nottingham.

Other acts already confirmed for the new festival are The Beat, Field Music, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, and Edward II.

Headstock Festival will also feature top DJs in two dance arenas - the DIY/Smokescreen Soundsystem playing a range of underground house music and UDS/Desert Storm featuring drum and bass, techno, jungle and other cutting edge music genres.

Headstock is being organised by the Newstead community. They have set up a community business - Newstead Enterprise - with all proceeds going directly back to the community. So far over 100 local volunteers have signed up to help make the festival a unique event.

The festival is being funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Village SOS programme, an initiative set up by the Big Lottery Fund and the BBC to inspire a UK rural revival.

The festival will be filmed for a major new BBC One prime-time series following the development of the villages involved.

Early bird tickets are on sale at £20 and festival-goers can camp at the site for £5. Further details can be found on www.headstockfestival.com and tickets are available on www.wegottickets.com.

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