UPTON Noble Beer & Music Festival will boast an unrivalled musical
offering for its 2017 fixture on 1-2 September.
The event, which has secured sponsorship for its branded pint glasses
from North Brewham-based sand and aggregate merchant RH & AJ
Bateman, has booked acts including Rodney Branigan, a gifted lyricist
and instrumentalist, the Carny Villains, a raucous circus show band from
Bristol, The Johnsons, an acclaimed Americana band from Bruton, Frome
Street Bandits and the Bathampton Morris Men. Boudica Boogaloo, who
term themselves three sweet old gals, will bring “three dirty harmonies, three
stomping strings and a hell of a good time”.
The committee is also welcoming DJ Chris Tofu, recently awarded an MBE
for services to entertainment, who will be mixing his special brand of music
for this great village event, as will Will White (of Propellerheads fame). Will
has been resident at esteemed places such as fabric nightclub, London, and
Italy’s Maffia Club, an association which led to him working with Versace to
make soundtracks for the company’s fashion runways.
This year’s Beer & Music Festival has plenty more besides its best ever
music offering. There will be extra entertainment for adults, teenagers and
children, while some of the money raised will be split between three charities
— Freewheelers Blood Bikes, Ghana-based Village by Village and a good
cause to be selected by sponsor RH & AJ Bateman.
Dan Hurring, chairman of Upton Noble Beer & Music Festival, said: “This
year’s event will bring festival goers the usual unrivalled offerings of craft
beers, ciders and fine wines. There will be a wide range of food for all tastes
and we even have a very special surprise in store for villagers on the
morning of the festival. We are delighted to be joined by Batemans this year
— we can’t think of a more appropriate local company to support us in our
third year. We look forward to seeing everyone at the beginning of