The Summer of love to start in Denaby

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People are set to travel from across the region to take part in the inaugural Denaby Main music festival, in aid of a cancer charity.

The Summer of Love charity fundraiser will take part at the Denaby Main cricket field over the bank holiday weekend, on August 24, and will be in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ranging from local talent to professional musicians, performers will take to the stage from 12.30pm until 11pm to entertain bank holiday crowds with a mixture of indie, dance, reggae, country music and more.

The varied line-up includes Vanilla Gorillaz, who have previously supported 80s chart-toppers The Human League, Jam tribute act , All Mod Cons and Doncaster group Kiziah and the Kings.

The festival has been organised by Denaby Main residents, Mick Wood and Dawn Bulcroft, who hope the festival will attract people from across South Yorkshire.

Mick, who is a member of local act The Ancient Mariners, said he was looking forward to the festival and performing live in his own neighbourhood.

He added: “Things have really come together since we came up with the idea and we’ve got a line-up of about 12 acts and seven or eight DJs so it’s going to a big event. It will be a great day for the whole community and we also want to get the message out to people in Barnsley, Sheffield and elsewhere to come along and see what’s happening in Denaby,” commented Mick who added that Macmillan was the first name that came to mind when choosing a charity to support.

“So many people experience cancer in one way or another and the Macmillan nurses do a fantastic job so we want to raise as much money as possible,” he added.

Attractions at the festival will also include a funfair, bouncy castles, food outlets and a licensed bar at Denaby and Cadeby Miners’ Welfare next to the ground.

Admission costs £5 for adults and is free for children up to the age of 15. Tickets can be bought in advance by telephoning 07791 745826 or 07792 563862 or can be purchased on the day subject to availability.