Young musicians needed at Kineton festival

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Kineton Music Festival is back this summer - and once again it is offering young musicians the opportunity to appear on stage.

The third annual charity fundraising festival will take place on Saturday June 20.

And a ‘Battle of Young Musicians’ will be held at Kineton Sports and Social Club on Saturday March 7 at 7.30pm - open to all electric and acoustic acts.

Festival chairman Clive Rickman said: ‘We have made a point of encouraging young, local musicians from the outset and will be allocating a place on both the main and acoustic stages to the best acts with the runners up getting the chance to play at the eve of festival party on Friday June 19.’

Any young performers, soloists, duos, bands, etc, who would like to take part should contact Clive at kssclub@hotmail.com with their details.

As well as the two festival stages, there will also be an acoustic lounge operating on an ‘open mike’ basis during the day.

‘We have made a big effort to get young people involved and don’t charge those under 18 for admission. Last year, many hundreds attended and they gave us very positive feedback.

“The festival allocates all gate receipts to Myton Hospice and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Last year, 1,500 people attended and, to date £12,500 has been raised for these worthy causes.”