Music festival will be best so far

A MUSIC festival which has raised £60,000 for charity will be bigger this year.

The Evening Telegraph revealed last week that organisers of Weldonfest had won the right to hold the event at a new venue and it is to take place at Corby Rugby Club on June 23.

Nearby Rockingham Castle opposed the move fearing excess noise but Corby Council’s liquor licensing panel agreed the festival could be held at the club for the next five years.

A festival spokesman said: “It will have more than 50 acts, on a main stage and three music tents, including a new indie, metal and punk tent. Along with the usual children’s activities and acoustic tent, there will be a bigger array of stalls and food vendors and even more toilets.”

Grants from Weldonfest will be considered for local music, arts, sports or other charity and community projects. Application forms can be found at www.weldon fest.co.uk/foundation.php.

Tickets go on sale at the Chocolate Shop in Corby Old Village on Friday.