Get ready to rock at Bourne Festival this weekend

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Thousands of people are expected to turn out to Bourne Festival this weekend which is set to be bigger and better than ever before.

The festival, which is in it’s 13th year, is set to host over 5,000 people across Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is looking to raise in excess of £20,000 for local charities.

The popular event which is held at the Wellhead in Bourne, will kick off on Friday evening at 6pm with plenty of live music to get the crowds going. Across the weekend punters can enjoy music from more than 20 local bands, including headline act on the Saturday, Violet Cities. There will be many other attractions including a funfair.

Famous for its huge array of real ales, this year will see 80 barrels of ales and more than 25 ciders. Of which local businesses have been invited to sponsor a barrel for £80.

New for 2015, Bourne Rugby Club will this year be offering camping facilities for tents, caravans and motorhomes for the whole weekend alongside the festival.

This will include shower and toilet facilities, a late bar with hot food, cooked breakfast available in the morning and a shuttle bus to the festival site.

Tents with a maximum of four people cost £15 a pitch or £25 for Friday and Saturday. Caravans or motorhomes cost £25 per pitch or £40 for both Friday and Saturday.

To make a booking please telephone 07885945245 or e-mail bournefestivalcamping@gmail.com.

The event, organised by the Bourne and District Round Table, will donate all of its profits from the festival towards helping local charities, specifically the Bourne2Play campaign which is raising funds to build a new play park in Bourne. Other charities that will benefit within the community will include Bourne United Charities, Three Counties Dog Rescue and the Royal British Legion, among many others.

One of the festival’s organisers, Paul Higgins from Bourne and District Round Table said: “Every penny goes back into the community, that’s what makes this festival so great. The more support we have the more we raise for local causes.”

The event will take place Friday (6pm to 11pm), Saturday (12pm to 11pm) and Sunday (12pm to 10pm).

Entry is £2 per day, or a weekend pass can be purchased for £5. Children under 11 years old enter free.

For more information, including a full line up of all the live acts across the weekend please visit the website.