Step back in time at Vintage Festival

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A festival which turns back the clock to relive seven decades of British culture is coming to Northamptonshire.

Boughton House between Kettering and Geddington will be transformed with music, fashion, art, food and drink from the 1920s to the 1980s for this year’s three-day Vintage Festival.

Headline acts performing between Friday, July 13, and Sunday, July 15, include Aloe Blacc, The Damned, St Etienne, Swing Out Sister, Chic and Sergio Mendes.

Fashion designer and festival organiser Wayne Hemmingway said: “Having won the title of UK’s best new festival, Vintage is back and bigger than ever for 2012.

“We’re going to create a mecca for everyone to come and celebrate the best of British culture and want the UK to join us.

“This summer is the summer of culture for the UK with events such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Cultural Olympiads.

“I’m really looking forward to Vintage this July to see everyone glammed up and hunting for those vintage finds in our enormous vintage marketplace and outlasting each other on the dancefloors of our six brilliantly designed nightclubs.”

The nostalgic event will see 70 live performances and 150 DJ sets, with six decade-specific dancefloors playing everything from 1940s swing to 1980s house music.

Festival-goers can learn dance moves from the different eras or even have a makeover in the style of a particular decade or movement.

People can get hands-on with sewing workshops and painting sessions or watch iconic British films.

There will also be classic cars on display and food and cocktails inspired by British culture of years gone by.

Weekend camping tickets cost £139, or £125 for non-camping. Children under 10 go free.