Win tickets to acoustic fest!

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THIS year’s Acoustic Festival of Britain brings together a stellar line-up of acts from across the musical spectrum.

With a bill that includes The Quireboys, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, as well as, Hayseed Dixie and The Spinners, there’s something for every musical taste.

And the great news for music fans is that we have two weekend tickets to the event to give away!

The festival runs at Uttoxeter Racecourse, over May 20-22 across four stages.

Recent names added to the massive list of acts playing include singer-songwriter John Parr, who topped the charts in 30 countries with St Elmo’s Fire in the mid 80s, as well as former frontman of 90’s super group The Seahorses, Chris Helme.

Festival programmer Mike Stephens said: “It is great to add fabulous rock stars to our festival, in an un-plugged performance.

“We all recognise and like the full productions, but witnessing the songs being performed and sung acoustically by the composers is special and intimate.

“Ex Marillion front man Fish, Bay City Rollers Eric Faulkner, The Quireboys and Martin Turner‘s Wishbone Ash will be performing many of their hits and winning a whole new audience over.”

The headliners Cerys Matthews, Hayseed Dixie and Steve Harley have confirmed these are their only UK festival appearances to date. Fairport Convention play their acoustic show on Sunday as do folk-prog rockers The Strawbs.

A lifetime achievement award will be presented to the legendary folk group The Spinners, consisting Mick Groves, Hughie Jones and Tony Davis, who will perform for the first time since1989.

For more details of the festival and to buy tickets, visit

For a chance to win a pair of weekend tickets to the Acoustic Festival of Britain, simply send us your name, age, address and daytime phone number to Acoustic Festival Competiion, Derbyshire Times, Station Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 7XD.

Alternatively simply text acoustic followed by your name and address to 64343.

Deadline for entries is noon on April 20.

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