Residents are invited to meeting with Corby festival organisers

Take That tribute band
Take That tribute band

Residents are invited to a meeting with the organisers of a three-day festival planned for Corby in May.

The meeting is being held on Thursday (April 10) at St Patrick’s Primary School, in the town, starting at 7pm.

Top tribute acts have been signed up for The Ultimate Bootleg Festival, from Friday, May 2, until Sunday, May 4, on the playing fields at St Patrick’s school and the nearby Grampian Club and Irish Centre.

Organiser Steve Foley said:”We want to create an event that is the very heart of the community with neighbours, community groups, local colleges and social groups getting involved. An eight-point good neighbours plan has been implemented inviting adjacent houses to be part of the fun.”

Supporting and sponsoring the event are Corby Radio, Peavey, Disco Store, The Chocolate Shop and St Patrick’s Primary School.

Its pupils are invited to the festival free of charge and their parents will be charged half the admission price with half of the money raised being donated to the school.

Additional security is be provided to patrol nearby houses and neighbours will have a hotline phone number for any disturbance or incident.

Parking will be away from the site, with courtesy buses providing easy access to the festival.

The event is aimed at families and there will be daytime outdoor shows on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the club nights.

There will be food vendors, craft stalls, traders and a Kids Zone play area, as well as a circus workshop where children and adults can learn juggling, stilt-walking, tightrope, diablos and puppetry.

A Corby’s Got Talent competition is being held and auditions will take place at the Grampian Club, Patrick Road, Corby, on Saturday (April 12).

Tickets for the festival can be booked online at www.BootlegFestival.co.uk. For more information on the event please telephone 07775613116.