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Thursday, 19 May 2011
VEST-IVAL: A Festival of Football, Music and Comedy
Something slightly different for this latest post. I was informed about an upcoming festival this weekend which will be raising money for charity - including Football Action. So I thought I would do my little bit to help raise some extra awareness and support for this great idea for an excellent cause...
Top Radio One DJ Annie Mac and legendary British Band Toploader have confirmed they will be headlining a new ‘VESTIVAL’ of music and football at Jimmy’s Farm (of BBC 2 fame), near Ipswich on Saturday 21 May. The festival is set to help raise money to support children in poverty across the world.
The festival is also set to feature numerous celebrities from the football world and a 5-a-side celebrity football game between Dion Dublin’s ex professionals, the artists, charity representatives and the public – anyone purchasing a ticket will automatically enter a prize draw to play in one of the 4 teams alongside the celebrities!
The FA Cup will on site for the day courtesy of the Football Association and Dan Magness and Rocket from Soccer AM will be running a number of football freestyle skills school sessions.
Dion Dublin will also be promoting his DUBE drum and there will be an area to play and drum with Dion.
VEST-IVAL is completely ‘non-for-profit’ and all proceeds will go to two UK-based charities, Hanna’s Orphanage, which supports orphans in Ethiopia and Football Action, which places volunteer football coaches and English teachers in developing countries across the world, including Ethiopia and India.
Doors open at 10am on Saturday 21 May and the music kicks off at midday. As well as space for camping on site, food and drink will be available to buy from Jimmy’s Farm. Tickets are priced at just £20 and are still available.
You can listen and download a short mini mix of some of the artists involved and a whole bunch of football samples below...