Cusworth Hall set to rock as festival gathers speed

Former members of the band Saxon performing in current band Screaming Eagles at Cusworth Music Festival. Picture: Michael Ford
Former members of the band Saxon performing in current band Screaming Eagles at Cusworth Music Festival. Picture: Michael Ford

ORGANISERS of an annual music festival are gearing up for a summer showdown in the spectacular setting of Cusworth Hall.

Headlining this year’s Cusworth Festival festival on August bank holiday weekend are 80s mod band The Gents, who will be performing tracks from their acclaimed first album, How it all Began. and their soon to be re-launched second album, Waiting to be Seen.

Other performers at the event set in the grounds of the Grade-I listed Cusworth Hall will include Acoustic Angels, Famous Villains, Stafford Galli, Whizzkid, Chris Madin and many more.

The day long festival on Sunday, August 26, will go-ahead after housing firm Ben Bailey donated £5,000 to help fund the event for the second day running.

Money raised on the day will go to the Aurora Centre charity which has bases at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Mexborough Montagu hospitals and which provides beauty treatments for cancer patients.

Steve Rider, of Ben Bailey Homes, said: “We’re thrilled to be involved with the festival for a second year as it’s a fantastic event which raises money for a very worthy, local charity. Everyone in the area should purchase a ticket for the event – it’s a great opportunity to enjoy a fun day out with all the family, whilst raising much needed funds for the Aurora Centre.”

The Cusworth Music Festival will take place from midday until 10pm and will also include a wide selection of food stalls.

The first 1,000 adult tickets are priced at just £10, after which tickets will be £15, with tickets for children aged 12 to 16 costing £5. Children under 12 go free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Further information, visit www.cusworthmusicfestival.co.uk