Long term readers will remember the annual music and fun festival that’s taken place on the smallholding just off the A5 at Newtown, Brownhills – formerly called Cockfest (because it took place on a chicken farm).
This year it’s seen some changes and is now called A5 live, and takes place from Friday 4th August to Sunday 6th August 2017, and tickets are now on sale.
Martin Payton, the organiser, had this to say:
With only a few weeks to go until A5live 2017 attention is all on ticket sales and promotion, tickets are selling fast but we only can have 499 people on site so I would advise prior purchase of tickets to guarantee your admittance!
Do not miss out and forget it as its for Macmillan Cancer Support and will be a great local event.
The event will feature live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there will also be a classic/motorsport car display, custom bikes and scooters along with live mobile firing range, metal detecting walk, a falconry display as well as other things to be confirmed.
Line up for A5live 2017
Friday August 4th, start 6pm
- Arran page (acoustic music)
- Pollen (punk, jazz, hip hop)
- Big Wolf Band ( Blues rock)
- The live wire (britpop, ska,soul, 90s)
Saturday August 5th, Start 4pm
- Soul child (soul with blues twist)
- Ties unbroken (indie, 60s to present)
- Skyfoil (acoustic rock)
- White Tyger (classic rock/soft metal classics)
- Funk & disorderly (funky soul and blues)
Large bar and restaurant will cater for food and drink.
Tickets now on sale via PayPal – Friday evening £5, a Saturday day pass is £10, Sunday until close £5 and a weekend pass just £17.50.
For tickets, mail Kim on firstname.lastname@example.org
Email confirmation will be sent with unique ticket number for wristband
You can get also get tickets from the Chase Inn, call the hotline on 07487 770008 or contact the crew via the A5 Live Facebook page here.
I wish everyone the best for this and it’s always good to see money raised for MacMillan, one of my favourite charities.