5:00pm Thursday 16th May 2013
By Emma Boden
LECHLADE festival next weekend will be joined by the some of the region’s best up-and-coming music acts supported by BBC Introducing.
The initiative, which supports new music talent, has chosen three acts to appear at the festival which is now less than two weeks away.
Organiser Jennie Rainsford said it was a big boost for the event.
"BBC Introducing promote unsigned and under-the-radar talent," she said.
"They have undergone a big re-structuring over the last year but they are still keen to support Lechlade.
"It is great because it shows that people are beginning to see the festival as credible and we are becoming more and more established."
The chosen artists are all from the region showcasing the ‘best of the west’ including Stroud folk-rock band Hot Feet, Bristol-based acoustic artist George Ezra and contemporary folk performer Sam Brookes.
A special BBC programme previewing the three artists ahead of the event will be broadcast this Saturday, May 18.
Danny and the Champions of the World will headline the festival which takes place from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26 at the Riverside Park in Lechlade. The band headline the festival on Sunday together with George Montague and The Robbie Boyd Band.
Jennie added: "Affordability and family friendly is the message we want to get across for the festival, there are lots of free activities for children including African drumming, poetry workshops and decorate your own festival hat.
"Even the long range weather forecast is looking good."
Children 16 years and under go free to the event. For more information or tickets visit lechladefestival.co.uk
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