Air-mazing display set for festival finale

An acrobat performs a routine which will be featured in the So Festival event at Wragby

An acrobat performs a routine which will be featured in the So Festival event at Wragby

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The skies above Wragby will come alive in July after the village was handed a starring role in the closing stages of this year’s SO Festival.

Festival organisers have confirmed a world-renowned theatre company will 
perform at Wragby on Saturday July 6.

Heliosphere, presented by aerial theatre company The Dream Engine, will soar to the skies above the village Community Hall playing fields at 3pm and 4.30pm.

The company has performed at major events all over the world and part of the show will see an acrobat perform a routine while suspended from a giant helium balloon - 20 metres in the air.

Festival Director Robin Morley, of Magnetic Events, said: “Heliosphere is an exciting addition to this year’s programme.

“Dream Engine are an international company who produce original and spectacular events and I’m delighted to be bringing these artists to Wragby to perform in the sky above the heads of festival crowds.

“The Heliosphere is the nearest I have seen to meeting a flying angel, as she will swoop down from the sky to touch people’s fingertips. Pure magic!

“Best of all, in addition to being a highly thrilling and stylish performance, Heliosphere adds yet another breathtaking spectacle for visitors to enjoy during the final weekend of SO Festival 2013.”

First performed in 
1998, Heliosphere has 
played in 46 countries 
around the world including recent performances at 
the Sydney Festival, 
high-status parties in Cairo and the Muse European stadium tour.

The Festival, funded by ELDC and Arts Council England, will follow last year’s successful format with 10 days of amazing shows, events and culture taking place across the region between June 28 and July 7.

ELDC, Councillor Adam Grist, said: “Our 
market towns play a huge role in the success SO Festival, and we’re thrilled that 
each of them will host an exciting programme of 
digital arts, music, street theatre, dance and contemporary performances throughout the week.”

For the most up-to-date information on SO 
Festival 2013, like 
www.facebook.com/SOfestival or visit www.sofestival.org.