Bumper programme in store at Deddington Festival

Bands such as Platinum, The Vents, Blackfish and Drive Dogs will perform at Deddy Rocks as part of Deddington Festival. It starts on Friday. NNL-151006-152517001
Bands such as Platinum, The Vents, Blackfish and Drive Dogs will perform at Deddy Rocks as part of Deddington Festival. It starts on Friday. NNL-151006-152517001

This year’s Deddington Festival will be an eight-day event full of music, magic and mirth throughout the village.

It starts tomorrow (Friday) and will celebrate the UNESCO Year of Light with a range of music, comedy, performing and visual arts event to the Deddington and the surrounding villages.

To mark the UNESCO International Year of Light, the festival is working with SKR Lighting Design to provide lighting for three of events on show during the eight days.

They will be the Cotswold Comedy Club, who will bring together three professionals from the world of stand-up comedy to rural Oxfordshire. The interior of the Windmill Centre will be lined with fabric and illuminated to turn it into a cool comedy club for the night. It starts at 8pm.

On Friday, June 19 at Deddington Parish Church, Deddy Jazz will bring contemporary jazz with international influences to the ears of music lovers. The interior of the church will be enhanced to create a moody, colourful backdrop. It starts at 7.30pm.

And concluding this year’s festival will be Deddy Rocks. Always a favourite with festival regulars, bands playing in the Market Square this year includes Platinum, The Vents, Blackfish and Drive Dogs.

There will be a barbecue, ice creams, beers and bands from 2pm.

Other events during the festival include a Wriggle Dance Theatre tomorrow (Friday) in Deddington Primary School Hall at 3.30pm, Akeman Voices Concert singing at the parish church on Saturday from 7.30pm and Carl & Dave Magic Act on Sunday from 11am at the Windmill Centre.

For a full programme of events visit www.deddingtonfestival.co.uk or follow the festival on Twitter @DeddyFest