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Bradfest returns with an ‘eclectic’ line-up

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A POPULAR charity outdoor music festival is set to return to a Uttoxeter venue.

Bradfest outdoor music festival returns to Bradley House Club on Saturday, July 19 from 3pm until 11pm.

The eclectic line up of blues, indie folk, rock and acoustic acts includes new rock band Aces High, featuring ex-Chemical Metal guitarist Nige Plant and former Chapter 7 drummer Pat MacGowan, and famous local festival band Radio Mary, offering their contagious musical cocktail of indie folk rock.

After all that Radio Mary chaos comes the magnificent Vice Bishops of Uttoxeter.

Held in high esteem by other musicians this awesome band take their influences from blues, jazz, cajun and rock to create the magic Bishops sound. Hayden from Anonymous will be joining them for a Jimi Hendrix tribute and who knows maybe a few other musicians might feel the need to chip in.

After all this mayhem it’s back to ‘good ‘ol fashioned rock’, well nearly. Bradfest will be Sweet Thief’s first public performance, and they will be playing female rock covers as well as adding a new twist to classic rock tunes.

The acoustic stage will be on in between the main stage bands, for those who a fancy a more peaceful time. Sounds of the 60’s will come from Graeme Brindley whilst a modern acoustic sound will come from Betterman. Jason Callear is headlining the Acoustic Stage with his mix of covers and outstanding self penned tunes from his CD releases.

The headliners are the Screamin’ Eagles fronted by ex Saxon bassist Fasker Johnson.

Screamin’ Eagles guitarist Karl said: “I’m really stoked to be headlining Bradfest, it gonna be amazeballs.”

The music is only part of the family day out, for the little ones there is a bouncy castle and an airbrush artist.

The ‘bigger bears’ are catered for with a proper hog roast for those in need of sustenance other than liquids from the outside bar. Tickets at £5 per head are on sale now at Bradley House Club and proceeds go towards community group Uttoxeter Knights.

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