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Summer free festival selection

Issue No. 2059

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Kelvedon Festival

Saturday 14 July, Free
The Recreation Ground Kelvedon, Essex

This is a community event – involving local people in organising, running and performing.

It is mainly local bands including pop/punk from Koopa, singer songwriter John Otway, and folk rock from Medicine.

There’s also music from Boudica Rio Samba – Colchester’s very own community Samba Bloco.


Godiva Festival

Friday 13 to Sunday 15 July, Free
Memorial Park, Coventry

Highlights of this weekend include 1980s synth-pop sensations The Human League, indie-rockers the Super Furry Animals and The Enemy in the Electric Tent.

There is a stand-up comedy tent with MC Dan Atkinson and performers including Mark Watson and Stuart Goldsmith.

There is also a green space with community groups and a childrens’ tent with activities.


Chapelfield Festival

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, Free
Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

A showcase of new bands from the region, including soul from Mondatta Funk, electronic folk-pop from Tell Me How, and indie pop from Social Group.

There will also be children’s entertainment on both days.


Gloucester Festival

Friday 20 July until Sunday 5 August
Various venues

This festival includes live music, street performers, family shows and activities.

On Tuesday 24 July there is a storytelling day at the City Museum and Art Gallery while Saturday 28 July is a music day in Gloucester Park.

There is also outdoor theatre, comedy, fireworks and exhibitions.

Most events are free.


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Tue 10 Jul 2007, 18:14 BST
Issue No. 2059
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