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Mello Festival Announce New Venue and First Wave of Acts for 2018

After a successful 2017,  Mello Festival has announced that they will be returning for 2018, albeit to a new venue. Not only that, but organisers have announced three acts who are already confirmed for the shindig… AND they’ve released early bird tickets.

Mello prides itself on being family friendly. There are loads of things to do for the little ones, but we suggest you steer clear of the ‘inflatable land’ if you are a grown-up, as you will definitely not be able to resist a go on the bouncy castle, will you? Nah, didn’t think so.

Children can also enjoy some lessons in activities such as stilt walking, juggling, drumming, archery, skating, circus skills, and the one we would most like to get involved in (seeing as we’ve NEVER seen this at a festival before) Pete Powell Kites Workshop.

Food and drink is a big thing at Mello too, and you can partake in plenty of delicacies, ranging from hog roast, hand-crafted burgers, paella, and some Jamaican cuisine.

In terms of the acts confirmed to play, you have none other than Jazzie B and Caron Wheeler entering the fray, who are, of course better known as Soul II Soul. If you don’t throw some serious shapes when Back to Life or Keep on Movin’ are thumping out of the sound system then you have serious issues.

Joining them will be Badly Drawn Boy, who is certainly best known for his Hour of Bewilderbeast album. However, it might be nice to hear a rendition of Nursery Rhyme as well, a track he collaborated with Unkle on.

Last but not least the final act confirmed is The Mariachis, who have not only been amusing crowds across the UK festival circuit for some time now, but they’ve also been helping peddle a well known tortilla-based corn snack…busy lads!

Mello takes place on May 25th – 27th at Severn End Country Estate, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire. For more information, pictures, videos and tickets, head to our Mello Festival page.


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