The organisers of a festival in Highworth will be asking the ‘Spirit in the Sky’ for good weather on Saturday 11 July.
Wrde Up Festival takes place at the Lower Rec in Highworth and has managed to get Dr and The Medics to headline. The band had a massive Number One hit in 1986 with a cover of Norman Greenbaum’s Spirit in the Sky.
The festival, which is sponsored by Swindon business Excalibur Communications, will be raising money for Prospect Hospice and Highworth Town Junior Football Club.
Other acts already announced for the day long festival include a Michael Jackson tribute as well as several local performers like Yves, Alice Offley, Tumblin’ Dice and Overload.
The family friendly festival will include balloon modelling, facepainting and circus workshops from Clare’s Circus as well as magician Jack Stephens and musical theatre from Danzone with their funky freestyle jazz dance.
There will also be fair rides from Billy Danter’s Funfair.
Tickets cost £12 for an adult, £10 for a young adult (16 to 18 years old) with valid NUS card, children £8 and under 11s are free with an accompanying adult.
A family ticket, two adults and two under-18s, costs £36.
For more details or to book tickets in advance visit the festival website at wrdeup.org.uk or phone 07759 210290.
Excalibur Communications – www.ex-c.co.uk