Stages all set for top acts heading to Upton for Sunshine Festival

Stages all set for top acts heading to Upton for Sunshine Festival

LIGHTS...: Work is continuing on preparing the Sunshine Festival in Upton.

3414681802 Paul Jackson 21.08.14 Upton-on-Severn - Setting up for the Sunshine Festival. Shaun Downes, lighting technician Eclipse Sound and Lighting fixes a light onto the Main Stage. (9551935)

Stages all set for top acts heading to Upton for Sunshine Festival

3414681803 Paul Jackson 21.08.14 Upton-on-Severn - Setting up for the Sunshine Festival. The Main Stage being set up. (9551938)

3414681804 Paul Jackson 21.08.14 Upton-on-Severn - Setting up for the Sunshine Festival. Mike Vater taps a barrel of beer at the Main Bar. (9551941)

3414681805 Paul Jackson 21.08.14 Upton-on-Severn - Setting up for the Sunshine Festival. (9551955)

3414681806 Paul Jackson 21.08.14 Upton-on-Severn - Setting up for the Sunshine Festival. The new Variety Stage. (9551957)

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THE stages of one of Worcestershire's biggest music festivals are all set up and ready to be rocked by dozens of acts this Bank Holiday weekend.

Thousands of people are expected to descend onto Fish Meadow in Upton-Upon-Seven tomorrow as the Sunshine Festival opens its gates for three days of music, across three stages.

Topping the bill on Friday will be The Farm on the main stage, Dr and the Medics on the second stage, and The GT's on the newly-added Variety Village stage.

Highlights for Saturday include Boney M storming the main stage, RIFF/RAFF on stage two, and Timmy Mallet, while Sunday will be closed by Big Country, The Cuginis and Steve Descher and Stevie Dancer.

The event has grown from previous years, when it was known simply as Upton Music Festival, being rebranded as Sunshine Festival.

Festival spokesman, Steve High, said: "Everybody needs something positive in their lives so to say that it's Sunshine it's nice and it's great.

"People have been laughing about the weather forecast but that doesn't bother us - we've got enough undercover areas and festival-goers are used to the variety of weather."

The festival has previously had a variety area, but 2014 sees the addition of the variety village where the likes of Keith Chegwin and Lachlan Werner will entertain up to 800 seated people.

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Mr High said: "We had a small variety stage last year and we couldn't get enough people in it so we have got the new village this year.

"We've also got two new undercover areas so should there be showers more people can get under."

The show will reach a spectacular finale on Sunday, August 24, with a fireworks extravaganza.

The festival will also be supporting the Worcestershire Acute Hospital NHS Trust's neonatal unit with the sale of the Sunshine Times, this year's festival programme.

Although the festival starts today, tickets are still available to purchase from Box Office. Full weekend adult tickets cost £75 with camping or £60 without, Friday day tickets cost £25, Saturday's cost £55 and Sunday's £40. One child under the age of 12 goes free with every adult ticket purchased.

For more information about Sunshine Festival, details of the rest of the line up, or for tickets, visit uptonfestival.co.uk.

Event Details

Sunshine Festival

When:
22 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014 12:00 every Fri
Venue:
Sunshine Festival
Address:
Upton, WR8 0HJ Upton-upon-Severn
Price:
from £25

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2:55pm Thu 21 Aug 14

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I think you'll find it starts tomorrow!
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