UPTON Noble Beer & Music Festival will boast an unrivalled musical offering for its 2017 fixture on 1-2 September.

The event, which has secured sponsorship for its branded pint glasses from North Brewham-based sand and aggregate merchant RH & AJ Bateman, has booked acts including Rodney Branigan, a gifted lyricist and instrumentalist, the Carny Villains, a raucous circus show band from Bristol, The Johnsons, an acclaimed Americana band from Bruton, Frome Street Bandits and the Bathampton Morris Men. Boudica Boogaloo, who term themselves three sweet old gals, will bring “three dirty harmonies, three stomping strings and a hell of a good time”.

The committee is also welcoming DJ Chris Tofu, recently awarded an MBE for services to entertainment, who will be mixing his special brand of music for this great village event, as will Will White (of Propellerheads fame). Will has been resident at esteemed places such as fabric nightclub, London, and Italy’s Maffia Club, an association which led to him working with Versace to make soundtracks for the company’s fashion runways.

This year’s Beer & Music Festival has plenty more besides its best ever music offering. There will be extra entertainment for adults, teenagers and children, while some of the money raised will be split between three charities — Freewheelers Blood Bikes, Ghana-based Village by Village and a good cause to be selected by sponsor RH & AJ Bateman.

Dan Hurring, chairman of Upton Noble Beer & Music Festival, said: “This year’s event will bring festival goers the usual unrivalled offerings of craft beers, ciders and fine wines. There will be a wide range of food for all tastes and we even have a very special surprise in store for villagers on the morning of the festival. We are delighted to be joined by Batemans this year — we can’t think of a more appropriate local company to support us in our third year. We look forward to seeing everyone at the beginning of September.” 

For more information, log on to https://www.unfestival.co.uk/upton-noble/