Long Melford: Have you got your tickets for LeeStock Music Festival?

The Lightning Seeds, headling LeeStock 2014

The Lightning Seeds, headling LeeStock 2014 - Credit: Archant

The Lightning Seeds and former Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright headline this weekend’s LeeStock Music Festival.

Started as a lasting tribute to musician Lee Dunford, who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma aged just 17, this Saturday and Sunday’s event at Melford Hall, Suffolk, is in aid of The Willow Foundation which provides special days for seriously ill 16 to 40-year-olds.

“While it’s a lot of work, we’re happy to do it. It also has a really friendly atmosphere as a lot of Lee’s friends attend so it’s like a bit of a reunion,” says organiser Pete Keogh.

“This year, along with the licensed bar, we’re having a family area with crafts and storytelling so it should be a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend while listening to indie classics like The Lightning Seeds and acoustic Terrorvision.

“To date we’ve raised almost £50,000 for the Willow Foundation and with a bumper attendance expected this year, we’re hoping to raise even more. It’s not often you get to see such high class acts in the grounds of a National Trust Hall.”

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Playing Saturday are: The Lightning Seeds, Violet Bones, The Sea, LemonParty, Denial Twist, Chunky Ate A Bee, Go.Fly.Win, Poesi, Frett, Fagan, and the still to be announced Battle of the Bands winner. Playing Sunday, presented by Mark Morriss of The Bluetones, are: Acoustic TV (Terrorvision), Dumbfoundus, Luke Concannon of Nizlopi, Andrew Heller, Fred’s House, The Occasional Orchestra, The Michael John McGlone Band, Thy Last Drop, The Golden Manor Medicine Show, Tom Hingley (ex-Inspiral Carpets), Tom Sanderson, Elephant In The Room, Driving Mrs Satan and The Complicated Folk.

Doors open at 11.45am until 10.30pm with the first act on stage around noon. For full details, visit www.leestock.org

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