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LINTON FESTIVAL - Celebrating 20 years of great music and beer www.lintonfestival.org
Herefordshire’s best loved music, real ale and cider festival is coming back, bigger and better than ever, ready to celebrate its 20th anniversary. On 1-3 July 2022, international artists will line the stage at what will be an event to remember.
Set in the grounds of The Alma Inn, winner of CAMRA’s Herefordshire Pub of the Year, in our very own Linton, this year’s festival will feature a fantastic fourteen acts across the three days, along with forty real ales and ciders, and a selection of locally sourced food stalls to be sampled.
What makes this festival so special is that it is entirely volunteer run. Since the festival started in 2001 it has raised over £120,000 for local charities.
Dave Lambert, Linton Festival chair, said: “I am really excited about our 20th anniversary event. We should have been celebrating it two years ago but for obvious reasons that didn’t happen, which makes this year even more exciting. People are more than ready to return to live music events, and we can’t wait to welcome them back to Linton. We have an amazing line-up with something for everyone – whether it’s rock, pop or our favourite, rhythm ‘n blues – you won’t be disappointed.”
All the stops have been pulled out for the 20th anniversary with an impressive set of headline acts confirmed including The Counterfeit Stones – described by Sir Mick Jagger himself as “the most famous Stones band in England”, the world famous and accomplished contemporary blues artist Walter Trout, and One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and the Works (winner of ITV’s ‘Stars in their Eyes’). Plus, a whole host of other amazing bands and artists.
For those travelling from afar or simply wanting to fully embrace the festival atmosphere, full camping facilities are available within short walking distance of the festival site, including showers and free parking. Hot cooked breakfasts (run by Linton Village Hall!) are available to set you up for the day head.
A weekend pass costs £90 (camping from £12) and day tickets are available for £22. See www.lintonfestival.org for full details. BUT if you get your tickets from The Alma Inn you will receive a 10% discount!
Linton Festival are looking for volunteers to help with the running of the event: people who want to help manage and facilitate the event on an ongoing basis and those who can give their time and skills to set up and breakdown the festival site in July.
In advance we need to refurbish the main stage. Are you a keen DIY-er or general builder with carpentry, plumbing or roofing skills? Then we need your help! Prior to the event we need capable hands available to assist with festival preparations, site set up and breakdown.
If you're interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets will be given in return for your generosity.
These “Then and Now” photos show just how far the festival has come since it first started back in 2000!
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