Barrow: First Home Grown Music Festival this weekend

De Vide play the Home Grown Music Festival this weekend

De Vide play the Home Grown Music Festival this weekend - Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall

Many of the region’s top bands are heading to Barrow this weekend for the first Home Grown Music Festival.

Rhys Butterworth-Bowman will also be playing

Rhys Butterworth-Bowman will also be playing - Credit: Archant

The 60-act strong line-up includes Leanne Jarvis, De ‘Vide and Bill Downs from The Voice and Sam Kelly from Britain’s Got Talent. Also just confirmed is 13-year-old Rhys Butterworth-Bowman, from Colchester, who appeared at the O2 in the Grand Final of Open Mic UK.

There will be two stages, one main and one acoustic, at the Adnams sponsored event.

The idea behind Home Grown is to showcase the talent here in East Anglia. Covering a huge range of musical styles, some of the acts are familar faces on the music scene while others are fresh to it.

There will be various games and activities throughout the weekend to keep crowds entertained and raise money for the festival’s chosen charities - EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospice) and EAAA (East Anglian Air Ambulance).

You can bring your own caravans, camper vans and tents. Or you can hire one of Home Grown’s four or eight people tents which will be up ready for you so you can just throw your bags in and head to the bar or sample some of the fresh food being prepared on site by its team of 15 chefs.

An added bonus for campers are the acoustic campfire sets from some of the artists playing over the weekend.

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Home Grown takes over the grounds of The Academy Health and Fitness Centre, Church Farm, Church Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds, tomorrow, August 31, from 11am-11pm, and Sunday, September 1, from noon-9pm.

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Playing are:

Saturday, August 31: Main stage, Dingus Khan, Walkway, Pale Fires, Scare The Normals, Crumbs For Comfort, Horse Party, The Bounty Hounds, Cielo, Metropolis, Riddlz, De’Vide, LapLuCas, Soft Like Camel, Lost Lungs. Acoustic stage, Lewis Mokler, Nik Lowe, Sam Kelly, Adam Moss, The Sepiatones, Holly Carter, Jonathan Marriott, Lisa Redford, Rowan James, Fireflies On Mars, Bessie Turner, James Morgan, Mirror Signal.

Sunday, September 1: Main stage, Killamonjambo, Solko, Lonely The Brave, Polar Collective, Cathedrals and Cars, Volunteers, Dying Breeds, Soulweaver, Cure Caballo, Rats As Big As Dogs, The Vitamins, Three Patch Problem, 28 Boulevard, Snatch, Shadows. Acoustic stage, Ellie Jamison, Leanne Jarvis, Chris Bower, Matchbox Heroes, The Tracks, 99 Echoes, Oliver Daldry, Hypermagic, Matt Sheehan, Alton Wahlberg, Lee Vann, Joey Clarkson, Shannon Cole, Rhys Butterworth-Bowman.