Lechlade Festival organisers have received a record number of applications from bands and performers for the 2017 music festival.
Applications closed on 30th November with over 900 applications waiting to be considered by the festival team.
“We listen to every single application,” said Festival Director Jennie Rainsford, “the team meet regularly over 4 months to listen to and watch the submissions, we call it our ‘Listening Lounge’ sessions. We pride ourselves on giving every band and performer equal consideration. With such a high number of applications we really can select the very best for the line-up.”
The festival team endeavour to provide a much valued live music platform for bands to reach new audiences, unsigned bands are given priority consideration. Next year’s headline bands are yet to be announced; Friday night at the festival sees a tribute band night with an exciting line up of bands playing tribute to ABBA, The Rolling Stones and ska music.
The 3-day family-friendly festival takes place in the pretty Cotswolds town of Lechlade on Thames from 26th to 28th May 2017, with camping and glamping from Friday to Monday.
Lechlade Festival Announces Saturday Headliner
Mod revival band The Lambrettas have been announced as Saturday night headliners at this year’s Lechlade Festival.
Organisers recently announced Indie band The Hoosiers and rhythm and blues band Dr Feelgood as Sunday night headliners at this popular 3-day event.
The festival team are in the throes of making the final band selections for the other 70 plus slots at the event recently voted ‘The Best Festival in the Cotswolds’. Other recent announcements include a collaboration with local music company David Seaton Music and Associates who will bring tribute acts Modraphenia, ABBA Arrival and Not The Rolling Stones to headline on Friday night.
The full line up is expected over the next few weeks. Festival Director Jennie Rainsford said “The team have worked very hard over the last 6 months to listen to over 900 applications. Festival-goers can look forward to a fantastic weekend of live music across so many genres and to suit all ages. We’re so excited about this year’s event, which will be even bigger and better before.”
Now in its seventh year, the festival continues to grow, with more free family activities and workshops added for this year. Camping is available from Friday to bank holiday Monday.