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River Festival set to sail into Stratford

Stratford Editorial 19th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

LANDLUBBERS and salty old sea dogs alike will be heading to the Stratford upon Avon River Festival next month.

Thousands are set to descend on the town for the hugely-popular free festival taking place on the weekend of July 2 and 3.

More than 100 narrow boats and other craft will moor up along the banks of the Avon, with many illuminated on the Saturday evening.

There will also be music on the recreation ground bandstand, including party band Mister Shakes and Glenn Miller tribute group the Ashby Big Band, together with a firework display and charity, craft and food and drinks stalls.

Since it was first held eight years ago the Stratford River Festival, orgainsed by Stratforward, has gone from strength to strength and last year attracted some 60,000 revellers.

Ruth Wood, event organiser, said: “After last year’s record-breaking event, we can’t wait to welcome even more people back to Stratford for one of the highlights of our calendar.

“From boats to bands, there’s something for everyone over the weekend – and it’s all free. It’s no surprise it’s one of the leading free festivals in the region.”

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