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Village Green Festival 2017: Nextfest Preview

Chalkwell Park in Southend-on-Sea is set to come alive this weekend as their very own music festival, Village Green, opens its gates to the public, with the stunning vistas provided by the Thames Estuary creating a beautiful backdrop for the event.

The festival is curated by Metal, who have gone all-out for this year’s Village Green, securing the services of top acts from the global, national, and local scenes to give attendees a festival to remember.

Photo: Benedict Johnson, VG 2016

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information head to our Village Green Festival page.

The programme for the event, which takes place on Saturday, July 8th, is literally bursting with talent, so it comes as no surprise that the organisers are excited to present the acts that they have pulled together, alongside the rest of the amazing attractions that have been arranged to take place throughout the day.

The festival has a family friendly vibe and so you can be assured that everyone, from youngest to oldest, will have an amazing day at Village Green festival. Among the family attractions are the Nu-Urban Gardeners, who will be offering hints and tips to green-fingered nippers, and puppetry combined with storytelling from Hannah Brailsford & Tiny Tails, who will be spinning yarns for the young’uns.

Photo: Clarissa Debenham

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information head to our Village Green Festival page.

In terms of music, there is plenty to see. On the Village Green StageKate Nash will be performing, straight off the back of her US tour. Expect her vocal chords to be more than ready to sweep you off your feet. Also gracing the stage will be funk and hip-hop hybrid guitaryness from Courts, while anti-fascist singer-songwriter, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly will be dropping tracks from his well-renowned, hope-filled repertoire.

You can also catch Nothing But Thieves on the Village Green Stage. They have seen plenty of success of late, with a selection of chart-topping hits and an album that received wide critical acclaim. They’ve been selling out shows like nobody’s business, so well worth checking out.

Over at the Global Village, you can check out what the rest of the world has to offer, as Bollywood Fusion bring some collosal bhangra to the festival. Joining them will be Ghanaian drumming whizz, Abass Dodoo, who is going to be playing alongside one of Columbia’s most amazing flautists, Mauricio Velasierra.

Over at the Grrrl Zine Stage, do make sure you get a load of Queen Zee & The Sasstones. The Liverpool punksters have been setting stages on fire across the city with their exhilarating blend of aggro-filled lyrics and abrasive punk sonics with thunderously melodious music. This band are killing it right now, so definitely check them out.

There is plenty more for you to take in – check out our Village Green Festival page for more info.



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