WIMBLINGTON: Skylark Showground to host three-day music festival for unsigned bands and DJs

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:08 02 June 2010

WISBECH STANDARD EXCLUSIVE A THREE-DAY music festival for 75 of the country s best unsigned bands and DJs will take place for the first time right here in Fenland. The Skylark Showground, in Wimblington, will play host to The Fahrenheit Music Festi

WISBECH STANDARD EXCLUSIVE

A THREE-DAY music festival for 75 of the country's best unsigned bands and DJs will take place for the first time right here in Fenland.

The Skylark Showground, in Wimblington, will play host to The Fahrenheit Music Festival, from August 7-9.

The event will be filmed - and the winning act will be offered a record contract with a top national label.

Alexander Salter, of Wimblington, a film producer and co-promoter of the festival, said: "This will be a wonderful show, the first of its kind not only for Fenland but for Britain.

"Bands are coming from all over the country and for the first time this will give the new talent true, live, televised and recorded performance experience that they do not get at any other national festival venue."

He added: "It also gives the public the first chance to see for themselves the new stars of today as they are emerging."

As part of the festival, there will be a chance to win a weekend for two in Ibiza.

Tickets are a £10 per day, £25 for an all-weekend pass without camping, or £55 for an all-weekend pass with camping included.

Tickets are on sale now at www.fahrenheitfestival.com, or through ticket agent www.ticketweb.co.uk. However, there are only 3,000 tickets available for the festival.

Fifty young people from Fenland can also become free entry stewards for the show. They will receive free admission, backstage passes to mingle with the acts and the chance to attend the rear-of-stage hospitality areas and receptions.

Chairman of the 70-acre showground, Alexander's dad Paul, said: "We are so pleased that the music, film and recording producers have chosen our venue in Fenland for this exciting new concept."

There will be many different zones at the festival, featuring well-known elements from other events as well as features totally Fahrenheit.

The event will include a festival of light and fire on the Saturday (August 8) an audio-visual spectacular and a closing show on the main stage.

Special guest appearances, live Pas and guest presenters from television and radio will all be at the festival.

And there will be a Michael Jackson tribute, to commemorate the King of Pop who died last Thursday.


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