Following a hugely successful event in 2015, Graze Festival returns to Twyford in Hampshire on Sunday 28th August 2016. The home-grown music and food festival is once again ready to rock and entertain Hampshire with its family-friendly, fun day out.
Headlining the main stage this year are ska and reggae sensations The Beat, featuring Ranking Roger and his son Ranking Junior. The band have eight top 40 hits to their name, including “Mirror in the Bathroom” which reached number 4 in the UK charts back in 1980. If they don’t get you dancing nothing will!
Joining them at the top of the bill is Toyah, famous for her hits “It’s A Mystery” and “I want to be free”. Some of you may even be familiar with some of her TV appearances, from Doctor Who to Loose Women. She was even in the film Quadrophenia and is currently filing the sequel.
Quirky and entertaining performer John Otway is “rock n’ rolls biggest failure”, but don’t let that put you off! Famous for a 70’s TV appearance in which 5.5 million viewers saw him crash-land on his testicles, John has spent 35 years touring around the World, putting smiles on the faces of many. Graze won’t be any different!
They are joined by a host of local talent, including Luna Rivers, from Twyford itself, alongside Lilo’s Wall, Polly and the Billets Doux, Flight Brigade and many more. Last year’s hits The Lucky Strikes are making a popular return and local sensation DJ Super Kat is also back from last year by poplar demand.
“We’ve got a great line-up again, but Graze is about food and a great family day out as much as the music,” said Roger Walker who is part of the festival team. Under 13’s are welcome to attend free of charge when accompanied by an adult, proving that Graze truly is a festival for all the family.
This year we have added even more activities to keep them occupied, including a climbing wall, trampolines, theatre productions and creative activities. ”Last year we had a great range of food from across the globe, a fine selection of beers, and of course the indefatigable team from The Bugle Inn kept us all refreshed, including their gin and fizz bar, and the now famous Graze Scotch Egg.
“ With an even wider selection of food stalls, including Broughton Water Buffalo Burgers, Mexicali, The Noodle Bar, Banaras and Forno Pizza plus many more, Graze 2016 is expanding, and will be a memorable day out for everyone involved. In addition to the food offering this year we will have a cookery demonstration with a full programme arranged by Hampshire Fare.
Local and celebrity chefs will be demonstrating their cooking skills, using top quality produce. The day also benefits local good causes, with the 2015 festival raising more than £10,000 for local groups and charities. Graze Festival is a not for profit event organised by a small group of Twyford residents.
For more information on the plans for Graze Festival 2016 and details of the charities which benefited in 2015, please contact Nick Seagrave at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.grazefestival.com/community