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Lunar Festival returns to Tanworth in Arden

Solihull Editorial 25th Mar, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THE LUNAR Festival is returning to Tanworth in Arden again this June – with a long list of top acts and attractions announced.

The festival, which takes place in the grounds of Umberslade Farm Park fron June 5 to 7, just a stones throw from the burial place of Tanworth’s very own folk rock legend Nock Drake – the inspiration for the festival.

There will be top bands, DJs, entertainment, activities, crafts and stalls offering something for all ages.

Already locked in to perform are headliners Tinariwen – the Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg nomads and musicians hail from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali.

Then there’s Wilko Johnson, a guitarist with the iconic Dr. Feelgood; Public Service Broadcasting;

The Bootleg Beatles; Manchester’s post-punk rockers The Fall are also headliners.

Further musical offerings across the weekend come from Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Julian Cope, Allah-Las, Sylvan Esso, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Pretty Things, Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics, My Brightest Diamond, Syd Arthur, Jane Weaver, Robyn Hitchcock, Mike Heron & Trembling Bells, Plank!, Zun Zun Equi, Midnight Bonfires, Whispering Knights, Byron Hare, Matthew Edwards & The Impersonators, Ouse Valley Singles Club, Daisy Vaughan, Whyte Horses, The Drink, Benjamin Folke Thomas, Rhino & The Ranters, Sam’s Brother and Nick Drake’s Record Player.

Away from the plethora of artists performing there is a whole host of other activities designed to keep everyone entertained from the families with little ones in tow through to the adults looking for some late night clubs.

In the daytime visitors will be able to try their hand at everything from Bush crafts to African Drumming, Guerilla Archaeology to Headdress Making, Yoga to Northern Soul Dance classes plus much more.

For the families in attendance there will be the Pink Meadow, which will host the children’s weekend club to keep the little ones entertained.

Children can also visit the children’s farm over the weekend for free.

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