Bodfest returns to its roots

Bodfest 2015. Picture by Simon Dyer Photography NNL-150714-135824001
Bodfest 2015. Picture by Simon Dyer Photography NNL-150714-135824001

Now in its 17th year, this Saturday sees Bodfest return to the place where it all began way back in 2000.

The popular Bodicote music event will this year be held at Kingsfield having been staged in the village for the last three years.

Although a huge success in its village location, logistics and layout issues meant returning to the Kingsfield site was the only viable option. There will also be a £3 entry fee to cover security costs.

On offer this year are two music stages, one for acoustic acts and the other for the fully electrified bands, with non-stop live music from 1pm.

Also on offer will be over 25 street traders selling arts and crafts and other curios. An assortment of food vendors will appeal to every palate and two bars will keep thirst at bay.

The family area features ventriloquist, impressionist and comedian Paul Dumas performing a show at 1.30pm.

Back by popular demand is the Bodfest Novelty Dog Show which will take place in the main arena at 4.30pm and include categories such as Best Young Handler and Most Handsome.

The bands performing on the main stage are as follows: Seven O’Clock Junkies 1.45pm, blues, rock and ska grooves from The Meanines 3.30pm, pop-punk and newwave classics from the 70s and 80s by The Badgers 5.15pm, indie and rock covers by Til Dawn 6.45pm, blues guitarist Matt Edwards 8.30pm and four piece rock and indie cover band J.E.E.P headlining at 10pm.