Line-up announced for Whatstandwell Festival

Ordinary Heroes will be playing at this month's Whatstandwell Festival. Picture: Dee Photography
Ordinary Heroes will be playing at this month's Whatstandwell Festival. Picture: Dee Photography

The 13th annual Whatstandwell Festival takes place this month at Hankin Farm in Whatstandwell near Belper.

Held in a barn where it never rains, there will be a number of bands playing live, including Ordinary Heroes, Familia Roots, The Katanas and Not In Kansas.

Ordinary Heroes, back by popular demand, will be playing the best classic and indie rock covers from the past four decades, from the Rolling Stones to Oasis.

They have their own unique flair whilst retaining all the impact and flavour of the original.

Not In Kansas are an acoustic duo from Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

Elaine Price handles vocals and percussion and Tim Hands plays guitar and sings too.

Their set features covers with a twist, anything from Joe Jackson to Keane.

They pride themselves on producing a big sound for a duo by way of clever looping and percussion.

The Katanas will be serving up a slice of classic punk and alternative rock covers.

And Familia Roots will be playing reggae-influenced music for the people to dance along to and be happy.

The licensed bar will serve a range of locally brewed traditional ales as well as farmhouse cider, lager, good wines, snacks and soft drinks.

Outside, there will be children’s games and activities in the large field plus a barbecue.

For those who don’t want to drive home, camping is available on the farm campsite for a small additional fee, payable direct to the farm. Toilets and showers are available on site.

Caravans, camper vans and tents can all be accommodated.

Entry is £5 and souvenir glasses are available for £2.

Gates open at 2pm and the music starts at 5pm and goes on until 11pm.

For more information, visit www.whatstandwell.org