SHIPSTON will be alive with the sound of music later this month.
The annual Shipston on Stour Proms Music Festival runs from June 19 to July 5 and the promise from organisers is ‘music for all’.
An eclectic line-up features everything from classical, rock & roll, jazz, blues, folk, and brass bands, with performers from the local area taking to the stage alongside artists who have played around the world.
Local talent will also have a chance to shine in a Fame Contest, and there will also be an ‘Open Mic’ night and a musical picnic.
And the two week festival will culminate on Saturday July 5 with the now traditional Last Night of The Proms free party in the square with live bands, food and drinks, with music from folk rockers Leatherat and U2 tribute act U2UK.
Among the highlights is sure to be the arrival of The King in town on Friday June 27 as Lee Memphis King presents One Night of Elvis at The Townsend Hall.
Other highlights include the Proms Launch at The Townsend Hall on Friday June 20 with Grandé Groove and Battered Soul. Tickets £5 on the door.
American blues singe/guitarist Lisa Mills and double bass player Ian Jennings play at The Norman Knight in Whichford on Monday June 23, while The Kokomo Kings can be seen the following day at the George Inn in Lower Brailes.
Cantamus choir perform at St Edmund’s on Thursday June26, and jazzman Mike Sanchez, ex of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, plays The Norman Knight on Monday June 20.
Proms chairman Tim Porter said: “Once again we have pulled all the stops out to bring some of the best music around to the the south Warwickshire area over the 17 days of the festival.”
Visit www.shipstonproms.org for tickets and full festival details.