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Marchington Melee line-up announced

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THE line-up for one of the biggest music festivals in the Uttoxeter area has been announced.

Marchington Melee, run by Dog and Partridge landlord Paul Needham, is coming back for the fouth time on August 8 and 9.

Sponsors Hartshorns Brewery will provide a host of guest ales for the event, which is held at Marchington Village Hall.

Headlining the festival on the Saturday night will be the Foaming Pints, who have become the most popular covers band in Uttoxeter in recent years.

Specialising in weddings and parties, modern tracks by band including Kings of Leon and Daft Punk are mixed with classics by the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

The four-piece band ensures audience members are kept dancing long into the night.

Biggles Wartime Band will precede the Pints and are known as the leading exponents of jug band music in the UK.

Comedy is the order of the day, with lots of corny gags, musical and otherwise, featuring the inimitable ringmaster-ship of Jolly Jock.

Silicone Taxis open proceedings on the Saturday night with their endless catalogue of soul songs, imitating hits by Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder.

The Friday night’s entertainment will be provided by Punch the Air and F2.

Punch the Air have built up a fantastic reputation from their live shows and perform diverse tracks ranging from Primal Scream and Kaiser Chiefs to Take That and Blink 182.

F2 are an acoustic duo that used to make up half of Burton band F4.

They have been playing acoustic shows for more than four years.

The entertainment will switch to the Dog and Partridge on the Sunday, where its Sunday Club will continue.

Tickets are priced £3.50 per session and food will be available including the always-popular visiting chip van.

The Friday night’s music kicks off at 5pm, while the Saturday’s starts at 4pm.

More information is available by calling the Dog & Partridge on 01283 820394.

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