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Songwriters set to shine in scenic shindig at Bantock House

Star names and local acts are set to shine at the Bantock Acoustic Music Festival on Saturday 7 July, from 3pm to 10pm.

Jonn Penney and Rat – singer and guitarist from fellow Black Country exports Ned’s Atomic Dustbin in the guise of ‘Ned’s Acoustic Dustbin’
Jonn Penney and Rat

This year's event is part of the Enjoy Wolverhampton programme and will take place in the beautiful grounds of Bantock House Museum.

There will be a headline spot from Miles Hunt, singer/songwriter of chart topping local band The Wonder Stuff.

Miles will be joined by Jonn Penney and Rat - singer and guitarist from fellow Black Country exports Ned's Atomic Dustbin in the guise of 'Ned's Acoustic Dustbin'.

Miles, Jonn and Rat appeared together on a 12 date tour with their respective full bands in March/April this year, playing to 20,000 fans across the UK - the first time the 2 bands had shared a stage for 28 years. Banstock will be the first ever ticketed acoustic event that they have played together.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "We have a wealth of local talent in Wolverhampton and it is events like Banstock that give them an opportunity to shine.

"Tickets are selling fast so encourage everyone to grab them while they can."

Ticketholders are encouraged to bring along their picnics and camping chairs to make their (hopefully) sunny afternoon in the great outdoors a truly relaxing experience.

Performers on the day include The Wild Flowers (acoustic), Two Faced Tom & The Bootleg Boys, Jess Silk, The Humdrum Express, Tasha Jerawan and Sam Draisey.

The Bantock café will be open serving fine food and drink including a selection of delicious cakes, while the Banstock bar will have ale on sale for those who enjoy a pint with their unplugged entertainment (cash only bar).

Children are welcome but no dogs are allowed into the event area.

Tickets are priced £16.49 (£14.99 Ticket plus £1.50 Booking Fee) and are on sale now wolvescivic.

  • released: Wednesday 27 June, 2018