An idyl­lic set­ting for sum­mer mu­sic fes­ti­val

Hayes FM pre­sen­ter Hughie Dixon re­views the live band scene

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

SOUTHLANDSLIVE 2016 tick­ets go on sale this week a month ahead of the West Dray­ton mu­sic fes­ti­val, which takes place in the idyl­lic grounds of South­lands Arts Cen­tre just off The Green, Swan Road, West Dray­ton, on Satur­day July 16.

A vi­brant mix­ture of orig­i­nal and cover bands make this event a highlight of Hilling­don bor­ough’s sum­mer­time mu­sic scene.

The mu­sic spans from 1pm un­til 9pm with an im­pres­sive line up of lo­cal melodic tal­ent.

On the bill are in­die rock­ers Cara Cara from Hert­ford­shire; West Dray­ton’s metal grunge punks Bird Brain Mafia; soul­ful cov­ers and orig­i­nals from Band of King; The Napiers have an unplugged set of near for­got­ten gems from the vaults of pop mu­sic; The Mu­sic In Mind char­ity make an ap­pear­ance in the form of Eva Ok­wonga and friends; in­die soul broth­ers Salt hail from Bea­cons­field; in­die prog pop sounds come in the form of West Lon­don’s The Lodgers; and last, but not least, West Dray­ton’s very own sea­soned three piece cov­ers out­fit known as Un­der­sound.

There will be stalls of all kinds on site such as food and drink ven­dors, as well as clothes and general fes­ti­val stalls.

Ticket prices are £8 for adults, £5.50 for un­der-14s and a fam­ily ticket (two adults and two chil­dren) will cost just £22.

You can buy your ticket ei­ther from the South­lands Face­book page or the www.south­land­ web­site. A lim­ited amount of tick­ets can be pur­chased at the No 46 sand­wich and cof­fee bar in Sta­tion Road, West Dray­ton.

n PUNKS: Bird Brain Mafia

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