Dancing on the farm

Haydn Funk Project
Haydn Funk Project

Docker Park Farm in the Lune Valley is the unlikely setting for a brand new music festival taking place this weekend.

On Saturday, July 12, Lunesdale Music presents Lunesdale Live, with a host of acts from around the area performing from 2pm until late.

It’s being billed as a family festival, with many of the open farm’s attractions open, and under 14s get in free.

Music comes from T-Bone, Daniel Ray Band, Black Cat, The Hayden Funk Project and Off the Rails, as well as open mic slots for aspiring performers.

There will be a barbeque and a real ale bar too.

A spokesman for Lunesdale Music said: “Lunesdale music is a not-for-profit group of local music enthusiasts based in the Lune Valley, with the sole intention of promoting live music of all types with and for local people.

“After a successful run of annual blues nights last year featuring the world famous Dr Feelgood at Whittington Village Hall they are sowing the seeds of an annual summer festival of music.

“Lunesdale music is offering a summer festival so that the whole family can enjoy the party atmosphere that live music can create with the under 14s getting free admission.”

Tickets are £5, available 
online at www.lunesdale-music.blogspot.co.uk, Docker Park Farm or Arkholme Post Office, or £7 on the day. If you’re out and about in Lancaster this afternoon, Thursday July 10, there will be live music and artistry in St Nicholas Arcades between 2pm and 7pm.

somewhereto_ festival is a UK legacy project funded by the Big Lottery Fund taking place in six UK cities – Lancaster, Antrim, Aberystwyth, Glasgow, Leicester and London.

The launch event in Lancaster will present a wide range of acts and performers. Well worth a look.

Next weekend is Beatherder Festival – two weeks late due to the Tour de France but so welcome nonetheless. See next week’s column for full details.