All eyes are on the Wokingham Festival in August
ALL EYES will be at the Wokingham Festival this August bank holiday weekend.
Organizers have announced that Dutch progressive rock band Focus will headline the Cantley Park event on Monday August 29th.
Led by founding member Thijs Van Leer, the band appeals to the festival as part of their 50th anniversary tour.
They are best known for their hits such as Hocus Pocus, House of the King and Sylvia, and their critically acclaimed albums Moving Waves, Focus 3 and Hamburger Concerto.
Talk to Wokingham.Today in January, festival founder Stan Hetherington said Focus was “the biggest band we’ve ever booked”.
The live music offering will continue to be the usual mix of local, regional and national musical artists.
Joining Focus on Monday’s main stage poster are The Room, Keplar Ten and The Honey Pot and local bands The Paradox Twin and Third Lung.
“It’s important to us to give local bands the opportunity to perform on the same billing as some big names,” explained Mr. Hetherington.
Headlining the opening day of the festival, Saturday August 27, is Pink Floyd tribute band Crazy Diamond.
Dance, soul, funk and upbeat rock cover band Dance Cult 10 headlines Sunday, August 28.
Other main stage bands include Mr Grey’s Jailhouse Jukebox, Bottle Kids, Flutatious and Kindred Spirit.
The Wokingham Music Club is back with a stage featuring up-and-coming talent from across the UK. Singer-songwriter That Joe Payne returns to the festival to headline, following his first appearance in 2019. Some of the other artists announced so far include BJ Bevy, Deva St John, Aaron Cilia, Reliant, Split the Dealer , Leoni Jane Kennedy, Mike Wagner, Rye Wolf, In Albion, Nora Mac and Rocket Kings.
Along with the music on offer over the three days of the festival, organizers have promised a variety of activities for children and families and a range of food and drink stalls.
Ian Wisdom and the Twyford Beer Festival team will once again run the beer tent. It will offer a selection of over 40 specialty craft beers, ciders and perries from local and national breweries on tap for thirsty punters to choose from and raise funds for the men’s cancer charity, Orchid.
Tickets for the festival are already on sale.
Under 18s will need a ticket to help manage the numbers. Early Bird tickets for under 18s are free. Weekend passes for adults are offered at £25 for a limited time, representing a saving of £23 on daily entry prices.
For more information visit: wokinghamfestival.co.uk