Host of acts to play at the Towcester Beer Festival this weekend

MCBW - 08-04-11 - Towcester Beer Festival - April 29 - barrels

MCBW - 08-04-11 - Towcester Beer Festival - April 29 - barrels

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An internationally renowned guitarist will top the bill during the Towcester Beer Festival this weekend.

LeBurn Maddox has shared stages with the likes of Debbie Harry, Bill Withers, Chaka Khan, and KC and The Sunshine Band.

He will performing a mix of soul, funk, blues, rock and reggae when his band Third Degree LeBurn headline on Saturday night.

LeBurn will be supported by two acts on Saturday – The Bag Ladies from Milton Keynes, a six piece jazz and funk outfit, and teenage solo guitarist Mali Aitchison.

On Friday, rockers Roadworn are first to take to the stage and they will be followed by blues band, Bolt From The Blue.

On Sunday, seven bands from Towcester Rock School will play throughout the afternoon.

Organiser Crispin Slee said: “It’s great we are to able to attract a world class musician like LeBurn and also to provide an outlet for young upcoming musicians like Mali and the bands from Towcester Rock School.”

The festival which starts today and runs on to Sunday will feature 60 real ales and 30 real ciders.

It will also combines ale with rugby and this year East Midlands will be playing Northumberland in the County Cup (KO 3pm).

It is also famous for its Gurkha curry, made by Nepalese chefs from the Brigade of Gurkhas. There will also be a hog roast, barbecue, kids entertainment and the annual tug-o-war for the Roy Wilson Cup on Sunday.

Towcester Beer Festival takes place at Towcestrians RFC in Greens Norton Road, Towcester. Entry during the daytime is free. After 7pm, it is £3. More details at www.facebook.com/TowcesterBeerFestival.