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The Blockheads and Paul Young headline in Twyford

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New venture Graze Festival combines great music with great food

The first Graze Festival hits the slopes of Humphreys Estate near Twyford near Winchester on Sunday 30 August 2015. Alongside a stunning line-up of music there is great food and drink – hence the name Graze – and attractions for all the family.

The one day festival is the brainchild of Twyford residents Tim Smith, Roger Walker and Nick Seagrave, along with fellow Twyfordians Oliver Gray and Jonathan Humphrey.

“We want to create a family day out on a friendly scale. This is something everyone can enjoy, from 11.00 to 11.00, with all the best entertainment but no threatening crowds.”

Tim Smith, graze festival co-founder

Top of the music bill are two great favourites. The Blockheads have continued the tradition of clever, funny and get-up-and-dance music after the tragic death of lead singer Ian Dury. 1980s teen idol Paul Young is now laying his hat with Los Pacaminos, singing classics and original songs in a rocking Tex-Mex style. Others on the bill include Red Sky July, Ezio and folk favourite Darren Black. Winchester’s Hat Fair will be providing street art, performers will mingle with the visitors. 

The festival site has two stages for constant entertainment. Around the site visitors will also find food and drink tents from some of the best local and regional suppliers, children’s entertainment and play area, and drinks from real ale to gin and fizz.

The team behind The Graze Festival have been organising village events in Twyford for some years, but this year have decided to go all out on a bigger budget festival. Profits from the day will go to local good causes, especially for young people and the elderly in the community.

“Twyford is a very generous, inclusive village, and we hope that Graze Festival will be able to add to all the good works. The real aim, though, is to put on a great day out which will be a highlight of the summer.”

ROGER WALKER, graze festival co-founder

Find out more about The Graze Festival, and book online, at grazefestival.com. The festival takes place on Sunday 30 August. There will be a shuttle service from Winchester station and the south park and ride car park to the festival site.