Forget Glastonbury, get along to Gretton Music Festival instead

Glastonbury is often a mud bath
Glastonbury is often a mud bath
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Glastonbury starts this week (it’s on TV from 28th June).

There’s the usual broad range of big-name performers including The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Bastille, Hurts and Sir Bruce Forsyth (yes, I double-checked that, it’s not a typo!)

Unfortunately I’ve never been – not keen on portaloos – but I avidly watch it on the TV, staying up way past my usual bedtime to listen to the varied music on offer.

That’s the great thing about this festival – there’s a wide range of different musical styles to be heard. There’s a place for all genres, and people get the chance to listen to something that they otherwise might not.

In my opinion, there’s no such thing as good or bad music, just whether it’s performed well.

With this in mind, I’d like to tell you about a forthcoming local music event which is going to showcase a variety of musical styles right here in Northamptonshire.

The Gretton Music Festival is taking place from 23rd to 26th August 2013 (Bank Holiday Weekend), and will feature tunes for every taste, from sea shanties to traditional French dance, through to folk and rock ‘n’ roll.

This year there’s a new Music Trail, taking place on the Saturday afternoon, which offers a unique opportunity to spend time touring the village broadening your musical horizons.

This will include special mini-events hosted by local enthusiasts, ranging from a reggae session to Verdi opera and African drumming.

So head to Gretton and listen to something new. It might not be Glastonbury, but it has proper loos!

More information can be found at www.grettonmusicfestival.com.