Village tunes up for a musical bank holiday weekend

Entertainers at last year's Gretton Music Festival
Entertainers at last year's Gretton Music Festival

Musicians are tuning up for another bank holiday feast of music and entertainment at Gretton.

It is staging its annual music festival, sponsored by Seatons Solicitors, from Friday, August 23, to Monday, August 26, at pubs and other venues around the village.

The entertainment starts on Friday night with Unplugged and Thirsty at the Blue Bell Inn, starting at 7.30pm.

On Saturday at 10.30am there will be sea shanties at Lydia’s coffee shop, followed by Chanterelle at 11am, performing traditional French music and dance.

Folk band Pennyless will be appearing at Gretton Village Hall on Saturday, starting at 7.30pm, and at 8.30pm talented local singer Blaize Jones White will be entertaining the audience at the Blue Bell Inn.

Rock band Dirty Thunder will be playing at Gretton Sports and Social Club on Saturday, from 8pm, performing Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Whitesnake covers.

On Sunday at the sports and social club Murphy’s Law will be offering a bluegrass/Celtic mix, from 3pm.

Stevie Rigsby and guests will be in The Talbot,from 1pm to 5pm, with an acoustic set and there will be a Picnic and Praise event in the paddock at the Baptist Chapel.

Other festival events will include an open mic session at The Hatton Arms on Monday, from 2pm, a Music Trail on Saturday afternoon and the Rock ‘n’ Roll With Laughter comedy and music show in the village hall on Sunday.

Proceeds from the show will go to The Travers Foundation, a Northamptonshire-based charity set up to help ambitious local 18 to 30-year-olds improve proficiency in sport and the arts.

For more details on the festival, including times and ticket prices, visit