Milifest reveals Silverstone show

The festival is at Silverstone
The festival is at Silverstone
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Acts including Labrinth, Sigma and Professor Green will headline Milifest 2015 at Silverstone later this year.

The festival is billed as a celebration of the armed forces, music, sport and adventure. Other acts performing during the weekend, which have been confirmed by organisers, include Sam Bailey, Rixton, Becky Hill, The Hoosiers, Ben Frith, Little Nikki, Duke, Stereo Kicks, Alexa Goddard and Arielle Free with more due to be added in the coming months.

Apart from music, there will be rugby sevens, boxing, clay pigeon shooting, archery, Zorb football, a mud run assault course, survival camp and charity walks.

Milifest creator and founder, Nick Smart, said: “We’re truly proud of our service men and women and Milifest will be a unique celebration for everyone in, and connected with, the Armed Forces.

“I wanted to bring something really fresh and new to the festival scene and I think we’ve done just that.

“It will be a true summer festival experience and military celebration, packed full of music, entertainment, adventure and hi-octane sport.”

The festival will also include one of the UK’s biggest career and resettlement zones to help former servicemen and women find employment.

Former Royal Marine, Mr Smart said: “Milifest was very much a requested event, as more and more former military colleagues of mine heard I had found a new career in event management, the more suggestions of organising a festival, specifically with them in mind, came in.

“The initial task was to form a realistic and achievable event, then to go find the money to pay for it.”

Milifest takes place at Silverstone Woodlands from August 6–10.

The site is adjacent to the village’s famous racetrack.

Weekend tickets, which cover admission from Thursday, August 6 at 8am, until Monday, August 10 at 4pm, cost £99 for adults or £254.40 for two adults and two children. For full details, visit www.milifest.co.uk