Big crowds expected for Bourne Festival

Bourne Festival 2015. EMN-150906-141749001
Bourne Festival 2015. EMN-150906-141749001

The Bourne Festival starts tonight – and organisers are hoping for a huge turnout to mark two milestones.

The popular annual event, held on the Wellhead Field, is organised by Bourne and District Round Table, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

It is also 15 years since the Bourne Festival was first held – originally to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.

The festival, which will feature live music, 80 real ales, 25 ciders and fairground rides is due to begin today (Friday, June 10) at 6pm.

On Saturday, the action will take place between midday and 11pm and on Sunday between midday and 10pm.

Admission will cost £2 per person per day and is free for under-11s.

If the weather is suitable, there will be two flypasts from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. On Saturday, a Hurricane is due to fly by at 4.20pm and Sunday two Spitfires are due at 3.50pm.