Wath Festival promises top acts and free family fun

By Dave Doyle | 05/04/2017 0 comments

Wath Festival promises top acts and free family fun

ORGANISERS are tuning up for a family-friendly festival featuring free entertainment.

Wath Festival returns to the village this May Bank Holiday weekend, with headline acts in the evenings and free events during daytime.

Saturday activities will include Montgomery Square performances by ROAR African Drummers, Wath school choirs, North Academy of Performing Arts, Harthill Morris and Wath Morris.

There will also be a traditional maypole dance, followed by the procession to Wath Church for the annual bun-throwing.

Musicians will perform in a marquee on Town Hall Green, while Barnsley Samba Band will hold a drumming workshop for all ages.

Free repairs and bike hire will be on offer from Rotherham Borough Council’s Cycle Hub.

Running from April 28 to May 1, the annual folk and roots music weekend will see rising stars Holy Moly and the Crackers headline on Saturday night.

Other confirmed acts include Chris While and Julie Matthews, folk duo Megson and folk rockers Merry Hell.

They are joined by “Balkanistic boogie dance band” the Baghdaddies and Americana folk pedlars Plumhall.

Children under 16 will be admitted free of charge to afternoon concerts, when accompanied by a ticket-buying adult.

Full details of the festival can be found on www.wathfestival.org.uk — alternatively, telephone 07982 658467.

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