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Stanley's staying out for the summer
2:17pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
MUSIC fans will head to a former pit town this weekend for a festival headlined by 90s hitmakers Dodgy.
The second Stanley Music Festival takes place at Oakey’s Field, Stanley , County Durham, on Sunday, August 25.
The event, staged by social enterprise Stanley Events, attracted more than 3,000 fans at itrs launch last year.
“All the planning and organisation comes down the weekend and the weather has a big part to play," said local councillor Carl Marshall, one of the organisers.
“The bands are booked, the tickets are selling well and the local shops and pubs are ready for a good weekend of trading.”
It is hoped the event will give the town a much-needed boost.
“We have trained over 50 local people to become stewards specifically for the event and these people will now have good, practical experience to take to future employment,” said Coun Marshall.
Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for children - under-5s are free - and will be available from a ‘pop up’ ticket office this Saturday at Stanley Market, opposite the Empire Club.
Festival running order, with approximate timings: Tony Affleck, 10am to 10.25am; Cryptic Metaphor, 10.35am to 11.20am; Leesa Mae 11.30am to 12.15pm; The Dust Town Dogs, 12.25pm to 1.10pm; Ultimate Bowie, 1.25pm to 2.20pm; Mitch Laddie Band, 2.35pm to 3.30pm; The Longsands, 3.45pm to 4.45pm; Dodgy, 5pm to 6pm.
Gates open at 9am. For more information visit the Stanley Music Festival Facebook page. Tickets are also available from the Lamplight Arts Centre, Front Street.
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