Singer who performed John Lewis mega-hit set to star at pub’s music festival

Gabrielle Aplin to perform at Swanbourne.

Gabrielle Aplin to perform at Swanbourne.

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A chart topping singer will headline the Betsey Wynne music and drinks festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Singer songwriter Gabrielle Aplin, who achieved nationwide attention when her cover version of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s The Power of Love was used in the John Lewis Christmas advertisment in 2012, will headline in Swanbourne this weekend.

Aplin’s second single in 2013, Please Don’t Say You Love Me became her second Top Ten hit. And her album in the same year, English Rain, debuted at Number Two.

Other artists performing at the three day festival include The Hallelujah Trails, Dana Immanuel, Wes Finch, The Folly Brothers, Merrymouth and local band Palmerson.

Drinks on hand to keep the crowd’s thirst quenched will include Pimms, Ciroc Vodka, Ketel One Vodka, Tanqueray 10 Gin, Martin Miller Gin and Remy Cointreau.

Proceeds from the event will go in part to Medical Detection Dogs where dogs are trained to detect cancer in urine samples, and to assist individuals managing longterm life threatening conditions.

Betsy Duncan Smith, who founded the pub, said: “How terrific to have Gabrielle Aplin coming this year. What a star in our midst!”

The event starts on Saturday August 29 with live music from 1pm until midnight. The restauarant will be open from noon until 9pm, with a barbecue and hog roast also starting from noon and running until late. On the Sunday live music will be played from noon until midnight. The restaurant will be open from noon until 8pm, with the barbecue and hog roast again running until late. On Monday there is no live music, but the restaurant will be open from noon until 6pm and the barbecue and hog roast will be on until 6pm.

> A previous report incorrectly stated Gabrielle Aplin was appearing at the festival on Saturday. The correct date is Sunday.