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Blythe Cricket Club is holding Cloggerfest on August 29 and 30

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 26, 2014

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BLYTHE Cricket Club is preparing to throw open its pavilion doors to the local community with a free festival.

Cloggerfest, on August 29 and 30, is a family music festival organised by Sons of Clogger frontman Dave Owen and Blythe Cricket Club Honorary Treasurer Angie Heathcote.

It is part of the ECB's (England and Wales Cricket Board's) Club Open Days, held on international cricket weekends, with clubs throwing open their pavilion doors to welcome guests from their community to play and watch cricket.

Located at Blythe Cricket Club in Cresswell, Cloggerfest starts at 7pm on Friday, August 29, with the 'marquee mash-up' bringing some of Stoke-on-Trent's exciting, up and coming club DJs.

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On Saturday, August 30, will be 'Bands Bonanza' with 15 of Staffordshire and Cheshire's finest bands and artists performing on the main stage from 1pm until midnight.

The running order for Saturday is Venus Rising; Baxter; Oli NG; Richard Clough; Wilcox-Hulse; The Robin Pierce Band; Hollie Vee and The Hubkaps; Gaz Williams; Paul Henshaw and The Scientific Simpletons; Barrelhouse Jukes; Arms and Hearts; Lost in Space; Pickering White; Headsticks; and Sons of Clogger.

There will be all the usual fun, festival activities including indoor and outdoor bars, catering, face/body painting, entertaining circus skills, a bouncy castle, amazing street magic, balloon modelling and stalls.

The fun begins on Saturday from 10am with a charity Zumba class for 'Save Our Soldier' Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

This is followed at 11am by the 2nd Cloggerfest Gurning Championship with Rob Shaw returning to defend his title.

After this there will be the Clogger versus Slogger 20/20 cricket match.

Entry is open to all and parking onsite is available. Limited camping is also available at the festival.

Please contact d.n.owen@hotmail.co.uk for all enquiries or camping bookings.

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