Thousands ready for annual Weldonfest music and arts festival

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THE Annual music and arts festival, Weldonfest, comes to Corby, on Saturday, with singer-songwriter Hannah Faulkner leading the line-up.

Over 50 acts will take to the main stage, at the event at Corby Rugby Club, in Rockingham Road, which will also include; three music tents, a kids’ tent, fairground, stalls and beer tents.

Around 4,500 people are expected at the family event this year.

One of the star attractions of the night is Northampton singer, Hannah Faulkner, who performed at the National Finals of Open Mic UK at the O2 London, and has performed at hundreds of venues around the country.

Hannah said: “I’ve wanted to perform at Weldon Festival for a number of years now and feel so privileged that I will be doing so this year.

“Corby has always been a great town for me to perform as there’s always a good vibe from the people.”

Other highlights include The Cormitments, a tribute band for The Commitments, and The Feel Good Factor on the mainstage.

Further bands will play in the I.M.P tent (Indie, Metal & Punk Tent).

Robert Burke, committe member said: “There’s also a fairground and loads going on in the Kids’ Tent, plus much more going on throughout the festival, inlcuding a Rugby Union coach doing some coaching sessions.

“It will be a real family fun day.”

Tickets are £10 and they are on sale at The Chocolate Shop, The Jamb, Corby Old Village.

For more information please visit the website

Tickets are £10 for Adults (18 years and older), £6 for 17 to 13 year olds and under 12s are free, but must be accompanied with a responsible adult over 18 years of age.

No wristbands will be issued without proof of ID.

The event is organised by volunteers and helpers and is a not-for-profit organisation.

Donations or grants will be considered for local music, arts, sports or other projects that dovetail with the spirit of Weldonfest.