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3rd Jul, 2022

Popular River Festival to return this summer

HANDAL’S Water Music might not be heard at this year’s Stratford River Festival this summer – but there will be plenty of other music to enjoy.

The popular festival returns to the recreation ground on the weekend of July 1 and 2 with music from soul band Kinky Farnham, Stratford-based choir Amicantus and blues guitarist, Jack Blackman among others.

Numerous stalls will provide a weekend’s worth of food and drink including local businesses Keys & Kitchen, The Encore and The One Elm which last year got through 100 barrels of beers, ales and ciders, 2,000 bottles of prosecco and 1,000 pints of Pimms.

Event Organiser Ruth Wood said: “Music is always an important part of the River Festival and we’re so excited to be welcoming Kinky Farnham back to our Stratford stages. When it comes to music, there’s something for everyone at this year’s festival, from funk and soul to classical, rock and swing.

“Last year’s festival was another great year, with 60,000-plus people coming to Stratford for what has become one of the most popular events in the region. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back for what is guaranteed to be a great event.”

Visit www.stratforward.co.uk/ for more information.

There will be plenty of music to enjoy at this year’s Stratford River Festival. (s)

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