Organisers of a three-day festival in Corby plan on being good neighbours by controlling noise and introducing security measures for the event.#
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 are keen to keep neighbours happy and have implemented a series of actions to ensure a fun weekend which is worry-free.
“Noise will be controlled by noise meters and speakers will face away from local homes. The site will be alcohol free but the Grampian Club and Irish Centre will be available for drinks and will be hosting club nights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
“Additional security will be provided to patrol adjacent 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.”
The event is aimed at families and there will be daytime outdoor shows on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the club nights.
Outdoors on the Saturday there will be Pop-Fest featuring tributes to One Direction, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Adele, Take That, Olly Murs and Jessie J. Confirmed for the Sunday Rock-Fest are tribute acts to Foo Fighters, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Status Quo, U2, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys , Killers, Bon Jovi , The Police and Green Day.
The indoor club nights start on Friday evening at the Irish Centre with a Beatles tribute from Hey Beatles
There will also be 1950s rockn’ roll sessions from The Wonderers.
On the Saturday night at the Grampian Club 10-piece soul band The Kommitments and a Blues Brothers tribute act will entertain the audience, with Corby Radio DJs providing a Northern Soul disco.
There will also be a show at the Irish Centre and the acts are now being confirmed.
On Sunday at the Grampian Club it’s back to the 1970s with top tribute act Abba Sensation, a glitz band and Disco Crazy which will bring the festival to an end. In addition to the tribute bands and acts, the programme will include all the usual festival fun.
There will be food vendors, craft stalls, traders and a Kids Zone play area, as well as a circus workshop.
Tickets are normally £20 a day or £25 for both days but organisers are offering 1,000 earlybird tickets for just £15 and earlybird family tickets, for two adults and two children under the age of 12, for £30.
Tickets can be booked online at www.BootlegFestival.co.uk. For more information on the event please telephone 07775613116.