Nettlefest marks decade of music

Salutation Inn Nettleton EMN-140718-171709001
Salutation Inn Nettleton EMN-140718-171709001

This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of free music festival Nettlefest at The Salutation Inn at Nettleton - and this time the entertainment-packed event spans two days - July 19 and 20.

Headliners Wizards Sleeve will bring the first day to a rip roaring close, which starts at 3pm with the delights of vocalist Debbie Goffin being followed by he not so young steeltown troubadour Paul Pearson.

One for the ladies is acoustic guitarist Tom Greenwood, then the Celtic/American mayhem from Jabberwocky.

For the first time at the Festival, and showcasing songs from their new album, is Skiffs, followed by the young, fit and hugely popular Weisers.

The revamped top local covers band Brazilians is the penultimate group before the four-piece female-fronted band who think outside the box - Wizards Sleeve - closes. (Finish time 11pm).

The progressive rock band Haze will close the festival off with a bang on Sunday, but before that, from 2pm, there will be eight back to back sessions of local youngsters showcasing an array of talents.

Mel & Donna will then get the audience ready for the headlining Haze. (Finish time 9pm).

Take along a chair and blanket to this family-friendly event, which has an outside bar and food available too.

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