Line up for Ashwell Music Festival revealed

Ben Goldscheider
Ben Goldscheider

A wide range of acts will be performing at the 65th Ashwell Music Festival at St Mary’s Church next month.

The festival begins on Friday May 11 with an event suitable for children aged three and above.

The Widdershins Puppet Theatre will perform The Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails packed with fun, laughter, puppets and music.

The following day will be a tribute to motown in Mission Blue featuring the dance routines and soul songs from the 70s right through to the present day and dancing in the aisles is encouraged.

The Young Musicians’ Concert follows on Thursday May 17 showcasing the talents of young people from Ashwell, Baldock and the surrounding area.

Jazz followers will be flocking to see The Darius Brubeck Quartet on Friday May 18.

Playing to sold-out houses at regional festivals and clubs, the quartet’s acoustic sound is melodic, spontaneous, rhythmic and engaging.

Darius, whilst known for representing his famous father’s legacy, is an imaginative jazz composer and performing his compositions is an important reason for the group’s popularity.

The organisers are pleased to welcome Ben Goldscheider back to perform on Saturday May 19. Originally from Ashwell, Ben was the winner of the Brass Category Final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition.

Organisers have said that the evening is sure to be a good one.

As ever, the Festival concludes with the Festal Evensong on Sunday May 20.

Tickets for all of these events and more are on sale now.

For more information and to book tickets in advance, visit www.ashwellmusicfestival.org or contact 01462 743289.