Exciting line-up for the Brackley Cider and Sausage Festival

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A Northampton singer songwriter who played the Royal Albert Hall aged 18 will top the bill at this year’s Brackley Sausage and Cider Festival.

Luke Girvan, now 25, has just released his first album and is being tipped as a future star of the pop business. He will headline the festival with his band Distorted Decade.

Opening the show is teenager Mali Aitchison who will perform an acoustic set. From 3pm to 5pm Brackley four-piece Inside Out will play rock and pop covers, and from 5pm to 7pm the Heavy Dexters take the stage with funk and groove.

Crispin Slee, organiser of the festival on Saturday, August 10, said: “Luke is definitely one to watch in the music industry, Brackley’s Inside Out are well known local rockers, then we have a 13-year-old girl who lives in Silverstone, Mali Aitchison. She’s like a little Joss Stone, incredible considering her age.”

Luke and his band will play from 7pm to 9pm. Luke is attracting interest from big names in the music industry and could always ask his mum’s uncle, John Martin, for advice on how to handle stardom – John was a founding member of Dr Feelgood.

Brackley Sausage and Cider Festival takes place at Brackley RUFC in Fine Lady Fields, Nightingale Close from noon to 10pm.

Mr Slee said the festival was a celebration of real ciders made by artisan producers in the UK, including locally made cider and gourmet sausages hand produced in Northants. All of the sausages will be made by Duncan Brown of Brown’s Gourmet Sausages.

He crafts all of his sausages by hand from fresh ingredients and his own secret seasonings, using no additives or preservatives. Duncan makes a total of 50 varieties and will bring 20 to Brackley, including vegetarian and gluten free sausages. Visit www.facebook.com/BrackleySausageAndCiderFestival.