It’s the dawn of a new day this week­end for mu­sic fans as big names con­verge on Faver­sham for A New Day Fes­ti­val, re­ports An­gela Cole

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Prog rock, folk and more come to­gether for A New Day Fes­ti­val

They brought us one of the most fa­mil­iar Christ­mas tunes of all time, but 70s rock­ers Slade will be rock­ing the sum­mer­time sounds in Kent this week­end. The flam­boy­ant band, who have had 23 Top 20 sin­gles, six No.1 hits and six al­bums, with hits in­clud­ing Cum On Feel The Noize and Coz I Luv You, over the last 30 years, head­line A New Day Fes­ti­val near Faver­sham this week­end. Thou­sands flocked to the vast grounds of Mount Ephraim last year for the stun­ning live mu­sic line-up cour­tesy of the first A New Day Fes­ti­val.

The fam­ily-friendly fes­ti­val re­turns this week­end fea­tur­ing the best in clas­sic and pro­gres­sive rock, blues, roots and more, with the chance for fes­ti­val­go­ers to camp and glamp.

The line-up fea­tures some big names, from gui­tar­wield­ing acts such as Scot­tish rock­ers

Big Coun­try, punk pi­o­neers Dr Feelgood and folk out­fit Lind­is­farne.

Ten acts take to the stage on the first night, in­clud­ing Par­adise 9, the Martin Barre Band, and Del Bromham’s Blues Dev­ils, with head­lin­ers in­clud­ing Big Coun­try and Dr Feelgood. Satur­day sees 11 acts set to wow the crowds, in­clud­ing Uriah Heep – who are mak­ing their only UK fes­ti­val ap­pear­ance this year at New Day – Lind­is­farne, Fly­ing Tigers and Ed­ward Broughton, Martin Turner’s Wish­bone Ash plus The Fierce and the Dead.

The fi­nal day, on Sun­day, brings nine acts to the stage in­clud­ing 70s rock­ers Slade, New Model Army, True De­ceivers and Chris Con­way and Dan Brit­ton.

Set in pic­turesque sur­round­ings, there will also be a kidzone, craft stalls, mu­sic work­shops and a range of sci-fi char­ac­ters milling around.

From left, Martin Turner’s Wish­bone Ash, Dr Feelgood, Uriah Heep, Slade

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