Countdown to Rugby Music Festival begins as limited edition CD is released

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Thousands of flyers have been distributed around town on the run up to the Rugby Music Festival 2013.

Organisers have been promoting the August 18 event across town with 50,000 flyers, hundreds of posters, a social media campaign and some huge banners.

Rugby First, which is responsible for promoting the town centre and Rugby businesses, has been supporting the free event which is expected to bring thousands into Rugby.

“We expect large crowds – probably more than last year”, said David Head, one of the organisers, “especially if the weather is as good as it is forecast to be.”

Volunteer stewards from Northampton Town FC, alongside a team from St John’s Ambulance, will be on hand to ensure crowd safety, as will local police and members of the Rugby BID Rangers team.

The programme for the day, which is free of charge, includes 16 acts ranging from young street-dancers to chilled acoustic sounds, relaxed ballads, jazz-funk, blues and rock and roll.

“It’s a fun family day out, so everyone should get down to the park early and stake their place in the grass ready for Rugby’s biggest free live music party”, said David.

Alongside the music will be rides, bouncy castle and slides, catering stands and stalls. Rugby Music Festival is a free event but there will be a charity collection on the day.

Festival organisers have also released a special limited edition CD to celebrate this year’s event, containing tracks donated by 12 of the artists who are appearing at the Caldecott Park spectacular.

With an eclectic mix ranging from rock to blues to folk to soft ballads, the CD reflects the festival itself which is set to be Rugby’s best ever free live music party. The CD will be on sale at the event for just £5 with the profits being split between event costs and the organisers chosen charities.

Details are at www.rugbymusicfestival.org.uk and can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

CDs can be reserved by emailing david@rugbymusicfestival.org.uk.