Thousands expected at Foxton Locks Festival this weekend

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More than 10,000 people are expected at the Foxton Locks Festival this weekend.

With dry weather predicted for both Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, festival organiser Ann Bushby is hoping to beat last year’s attendance figure of around 10,000.

“Two good days and we’re in the money - which goes back in to Foxton Locks and the museum” she said.

This year’s festival is open from 10am to midnight on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

There will be arena events and a fun fair on both days, plus a craft fair and a fun dog show.

Arena performers include morris men, Very Highly Strung Ukelele Band, a World War One demonstration, Doe Demure hoola hooping, Nene Valley Dance Academy and Wacky Races.

Registration for the Dog Show is at 1pm on both days, with judging at 3pm.

Entry is £2 per class or £6 for four classes.

There is a craft marquee full of craft stalls, with more being sold from some of the visiting boats.

There will be a great range of boats on display including a constant stream of boats going up and down the locks.

And there is continuous music across both days on two stages - 25 different acts altogether.

Saturday night will be headlined by the wild dance-folk of Flutatious.

Sunday will be headlined by rocky singer-songwriter Jersey Budd.

Festival entry is £5 per adult per day; accompanied children free.

More details are on the event’s website: www.foxton locksfestival.co.uk