Sixties sensations The Troggs and the UK’s biggest Queen tribute are heading to Wiltshire this month!

MantonFest is a music festival based in the village of Manton just outside Marlborough.  Every year, its aim is to provide a fun-filled family day out whilst raising money for local charities and community causes. Run entirely by volunteers, the festival has grown steadily from its humble beginnings and now hosts mainstream acts as well as the cream of local bands – and it’s back this month, June 29!

Chairman Roger Grant and Musical Director Stuart Whant with last year’s headline act, Katrina

Last year saw the festival welcome Katrina of the Waves as its headline act; this year MantonFest plays host to Mercury, the UK’s hottest Queen tribute band, T.Rextasy, a previous big hit at the festival performing T-Rex covers and 60s band The Troggs. Local bands include Barrelhouse, Clive Collective, Straight Six, Creedence Clearwater Revival Revival and Skedaddle.

Last year the festival introduced an acoustic stage which proved a great success so this year bands to appear will include @59, Joe Martin, Ed Witcomb and Wiltshire’s up and rising stars, Burbank.

This year the festival takes place on June 29 with gates opening at 11.30 and the last band finishing around 23.15.  There is free parking in the field and campervans are welcome to stay overnight.

Barrelhouse on stage at MantonFest 2018

Tickets are available at a reduced rate if purchased prior to the day itself.  An adult ticket will cost £25 (£30 on the day), children 13-16 are £10, those 7-12 are £5 and under 7s are free.

Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed.  There is a wide variety of food and drink vendors attending the festival, catering for all tastes.

MantonFest tickets can be purchased via their website: www.mantonfest.co.uk and you can keep up to date with last minute news on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mantonfest/

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