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Maximo Park to headline new Cleobury festival
7:40am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
A NEW festival in Cleobury Mortimer hopes to be the greatest show on earth with its vintage circus theme.
Maximo Park are headlining the Ringmaster Festival which will be held at Hopton Court, in Hopton Wafers, on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28.
Confirmed acts include Mystery Jets, Deaf Havana, Johnny Borrell, of Razorlight fame, Hadouken and Ghostpoet.
Ringmaster was due to be a one-day festival in Whitbourne, in Worcestershire, but has been relocated due to access issues. The new venue has allowed the festival to be extended and can cater for camping.
The existing festival line-up will take place on the Saturday, September 28 with more upcoming bands due to be announced for Friday, September 27.
Maximo Park will headline the Big Eli tent, with Mystery Jets, Deaf Havana, Swim Deep and Theme Park.
The Blackout, We Are The Ocean and Canterbury will play the Red Baron stage and Ghostpoet, Johnny Borrell and Zazou, Tall Ships and Chloe Howl are some of the names on the Mabel Stark stage.
The festival site will house six big top tents of various colours and sizes, all named after circus people and rides.
Ringmaster hopes to support new and emerging talent and will donate £5 of each ticket sold to Barnardo’s and Longlands Care Farm.
Organisers are also hoping to be green and will use LEDs in lighting rigs and local produce in food.
A festival spokesman said: “The organisers want to expand it next year to hold a full two days billing.
“They hope to build it gradually. There’s a gap in the market in the area, especially with the Big Chill no longer around.”
The site opens its gates at 2pm on Friday, September 27, for people with early entry passes and music will start at 5pm and finish at 11pm.
On Saturday, gates will open at 9am and music will start at 11am, finishing at 11pm.
For more information visit ringmasterfestival.co.uk
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