THE race is on for bands, artists, jewellery makers, other stallholders and food purveyors to get their applications in to Village Green 2016.

The festival which last year saw some 25,000 visitors, is hosted by Metal arts organisation in Chalkwell Park, and says will be able to help get your identity out to the creatively like-minded masses.

Also up for grabs, are places for volunteers who might be interested in a career in working back stage, marketing, stewarding, capturing the event on film and artist liaison, where you will get to work alongside professionals to hone your craft and make contacts.

All interested parties should apply via by April 15. The deadline for band applicants is April 30.

Tickets are on sale now for Village Green. Early bird tickets are available to book until midnight on May 2, for adult (over 18) £10, teen (11-17) £5 and

child (10 & under) free.

They then increase to £12.50 after May 2 and to £15 on the day.

To book, call skiddle on 0844 884 2920 or book online below.

There are a limited number of free tickets available for advantage card c holders.