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THREE-DAY FEAST OF MUSIC COMING TO KINVER

Plans have been announced for what is believed to be the biggest musical event ever to be held in Kinver.

The village’s Rotary Club have joined the organisers of last year’s Kinver Music Event to create a three-day festival that will see most of the village’s public houses, community halls, and schools host a massive variety of performers that will cater for everybody’s taste in music.

Following the theme of last year’ successful event, free live music will be playing at venues throughout the village on Friday July 10 and Sunday July 12, sandwiching the Rotary Club’s Saturday Spectacular Emulating Rotary’s memorable Musical Extravaganza of a few years ago, the Saturday Spectacular will feature a brass band, choirs, a traditional Irish band

and other speciality acts who will perform throughout the evening at five venues, including Edgecliff  schools, Kinver Methodist Church and Church hall, St Peter’s Church Hall and the KSCA where a stunning laser show is planned as a finale.

All performers will present programmes at set times and for set periods of 30 to 40 minutes duration to allow visitors to move from one to the other throughout the evening. One payment will cover entry into all venues for the entire evening, although a one-off charge will be made for admission to a two hour performance by one of the world’s finest accordion duos that is to take place during the afternoon.

On Friday and Sunday pubs and other locations are going to be hosting gigs, with blues, pop, rock, jazz, country and folk sessions expected to bring in the crowds. Full details of performers, times and locations will be available nearer to the date. If you are a local performer and are interested in playing should contact tim.charnock@btinternet.com.

Proceeds from the three day event will be split between the Mary Stevens Hospice and Acorns Children’s’ Hospice (except the accordion recital which will go to the village’s Chernobyl Children’s’ charity).