MIDHURST will this year be giving Glastonbury a run for its money.
A full-on festival day for all the family will come to Midhurst on Saturday, May 31 when the National Trust Woolbeding and Heard and Seen will host Festival in the Park.
A packed programme featuring some of the best acts on the festival circuit will be visiting Midhurst with the line-up including vibrant Celtic music from Crossharbour and Legacy; the award- winning folk partnership of Phil Henry and Hannah Martin, and local favourites Daisy Trail and Ed Goodale.
The evening will culminate with the energy of The Outcast Band and festival headliners 3 Daft Monkeys.
Other activities include children’s entertainers, festival trade stalls, a variety of food outlets and a well-stocked beer tent and bar provided by Langhams Brewery.
Festival in the Park will be held at Woolbeding Parkland near Midhurst with gates opening at 1pm and entertainment running through until dusk.
Advance tickets for the festival are priced at £5 for adults and £3 for children; kids five and under are free.
Tickets can be purchased from www.heardandseen.com/events.html or from festival promoter Simon Goodale.
There are opportunities for a wide range of traders at the festival and Simon has asked that anyone wishing to apply for a traders pitch should contact him either on 07580 105571 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon said: “It is exciting to put Midhurst on the festival map and we have some of the best bands on the circuit coming to the heart of the South Downs National Park.”
Simon Craig from Woolbeding added: “The music events we have put on in the park have been a great success in wonderful surroundings and we look forward to welcoming new visitors to Festival in the Park, our biggest event yet.”