Toploader headlining at Napton Festival

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WHAT IS IT? The Napton Festival.

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT? It’s in the picturesque setting of fields off Priors Marston Road in Napton on Friday July 6 and Saturday July 7.

WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT IT? The festival returns following the success of the 2011 event, when more than 1,100 festival-goers enjoyed 18 hours of live music over two days.

With a line-up of 14 bands over the two dates, this year looks likely to be even better.

The headliners on Saturday will be Toploader, best known for their top-ten hit Dancing in the Moonlight.

They will be supported by Guns2Roses, billed as the UK’s leading Guns N’ Roses R tribute band, plus Coventry-based bands The Fallows and The Session, along with six other groups. Friday’s headline band is the Total Stone Roses, a favorite from last year.

They will be supported this year by Rugby-based punks The Jellyheads. and two more bands.

And new this year, the Reggae Tent will be playing a mix of ska, rocksteady, roots and dub, while the Green T Tent is a ‘magical musical eco friendly tea and cake cafe’ run by a group of creative young people. Various small groups and solo artists will perform throughout the weekend and into the early hours.


Adult tickets start at £25 and are available from and Napton post office.