Woodbridge: Award-winning Beth Orton and folk duo Turin Brakes prepare for Festeaval

FINAL preparations are under way for a four-day festival of music from top acts and upcoming talent in Woodbridge.

Predictions for an overcast weekend are not letting organisers of the second annual Festeaval event get in the way of presenting an extended weekend of fine and bright performance.

The event, so-called due to its picturesque location in the grounds of the town’s riverside Tea Hut, has attracted some recognisable names to its line-up, including BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter Beth Orton, winsome folk duo Turin Brakes, and rapidly rising electronic act Bastille.

Billed as a “boutique showcase of local and national talent”, Festeaval will feature some 40 artists – from solo musicians and bands, to DJs and entertainers, across four days from Friday evening until Monday night.

The environmentally-conscious mini festival is powered largely by renewable energy and involves local traders and food and drink suppliers selling varied refreshment.

Organiser and Blue Bus Tour promoter, Peter Hepworth, has assembled a bill to also include promising local talent like Manningtree’s Kevin Pearce and Leiston band Tiny Dragons. He said: “Festeaval promises to be an exhibition of the very best new musical acts alongside established names from the industry. I’d invite all fans of good music to come and enjoy it with us.”

For more details on the line-up and ticket availability, visit festeaval.co.uk or facebook.com/festeavalwoodbridge