White Men Can’t Funk to headline Rugby Music Festival

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The line-up for this year’s Rugby Music Festival is now complete – with White Men Can’t Funk being named as the headliners.

The popular Rugby band will join 15 other acts at Caldecott Park for what the organisers hope will be Rugby’s biggest ever live music event.

The free festival promises to bring together local music talent, up and coming young performers and guest acts from further afield. It will also include stalls, catering and rides and lasts for the whole day.

David Head, one of the organisers, said “What an amazing line up for a free festival – I can hardly believe what we have been able to put together. This is putting the Rugby live music scene on the map.”

Artists include Kristy Gallagher, Lucy Broughton-Taylor and Jazz Morley, as well as t Oxfordshire’s Peerless Pirates, who are also playing Glastonbury this year, and the acclaimed Fitz from London.

Hollie Aires, Dirty Pool, and Nurse Roberts and the Medicine Man, Rochelle, Stonefire and Me and My Shadow are among other performing, The festival will be opened by the young voices of The Vocal Zone and interspersed with streetdance from Impact Dance.


Rugby Music Festival takes place on Sunday August 18

Entry is fre of charge

There will be charity collections at the event, with money being split between RP Fighting Blindness, which fights the condition retinitis pigmentosa, Rugby Talking Newspapers and the festival itself, which runs as a charity and encourages participation in music and the arts

See page 23 for more details about one of the star attractions

Visit www.rugbymusifestival.org.uk for more