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A live music marathon awaits festivalgoers this August bank holiday

by webmaster, 10th July 2023

A live-music marathon awaits festivalgoers this August bank holiday

Ten bands, across ten hours, in the Welsh Border village of Llangedwyn, near Oswestry - what more could live-music fans ask for?

A day off the next morning, perhaps? There’s that too, as Fork Handles Farm Shop gets set to stage ForkFest on Sunday 27th August, leaving the bank-holiday Monday free to nurse any sore heads.

The action gets under way at 1pm, with solo artist Sam Gill taking to the stage, and finishes with three back-to-back, one-hour sets from Foo Fighters tribute band Monkey Wrench, rock and pop covers crowd favourite The Crisis and up-and-coming, rock-pop-funk originals Slo Cheetah.

Anglo-Welsh rockers The Crisis (pictured) are also performing a full set at The Plough in Oswestry the evening before, and keyboardist Guy Vickers is looking forward to rocking both sides of the Border inside 24 hours.

“It’s what bank holidays are all about,” says Guy. “Meeting up with mates for a beer and rocking out to some great live music.

“We’ve not played The Plough before, but it’s turning into the go-to venue for live music in Oswestry, so we can’t wait for Saturday night. Plus we’ve heard great things about music events at Fork Handles. To be playing there as the sun goes down on the Sunday will cap off a fabulous weekend.” 

There’ll be plenty of food available at ForkFest, plus a licensed bar. And tickets include free parking on site. Admission is also free for kids under five, and half price for under-16s.

“With a line-up of amazing artists from all around the UK, including our local talent, you won't want to miss a beat,” says festival organiser Jude Robinson. “From indie to rock, pop to blues, there's something for everyone. We've even got bands travelling from Lancashire and Yorkshire.”

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For more information about The Plough in Oswestry, visit their Facebook site here

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