Funky line-up for village fete
A POPULAR funk band has been announced as the headliner for this year’s Langley Fete.
The Chinese Marbles, a soul, funk and rock band from Macclesfield, have been picked as the headline act for the musical line-up at this year’s event on Sunday, June 28.
The committee behind the event are pleased to sign up the band as they prepare for the fete, which features a variety of entertainment for all ages.
Tony Quinn, fete organiser, said: “The afternoon’s entertainment will end on a spectacular high note with a musical extravaganza featuring melodic rock band Night Flight, djembe drumming group Kontaani and The Chinese Marbles.
“Last year’s fete was an outstanding success, with more than 1,000 people coming along to enjoy the afternoon.
“It is an important event for the village as all the proceeds go towards the upkeep of our village hall plus a Christmas meal and cabaret evening held each year for all our older residents.”
The afternoon features children’s races and crafts, a bouncy castle, coconut shy, face painting, tombola and a cricket competition as well as stalls, barbecue and beer.
The duck races will be held all afternoon on the banks of the River Bollin, as well as a classic car display and T’ai Chi demonstrations.
The Fell Race will take competitors up and down Teggs Nose and there will be fierce rivalry as local pub teams take part in a tug of war competition.
This year’s dog show has eight categories including waggiest tail, best rescue, handsomest dog and best veteran, plus large, small and overall champion.
The event starts at 1pm on Langley playing fields.
●● Pat and Martin McMillan are once again opening their garden in Sutton this year in aid of the National Gardens Scheme
●● Last year’s Langley Fete was a great success with more than 1,000 people attending