Music festival for all of the family

Adam Thomas and the Souljers
Adam Thomas and the Souljers

A one-day family music festival is to be held at Kibworth and Smeeton Football Club on Saturday.

Kibfest has been organised by members of the Kibworth Charitable Trust team and all the proceeds will go to the trust to be re-invested in community initiatives for the villages of Kibworth and Smeeton Westerby.

One of the Kibfest team, Kate Foster, said: “This year we have even bigger and better plans for Kibfest.

“We hope to attract around 2,000 local people to the festival between 12noon and 10pm, with two live music stages, children’s entertainment, shopping stalls, a pamper tent and lots of food and drink.”

The line up for both the main stage and the new Sticks Stage will see more than 20 acts perform.

Kate added: “On the Main Stage acts include the fabulous all-singing, all-dancing trio Adam Thomas and the Souljers and top band The Likes, and we’re very excited to announce our headliners this year, Uncle Frank, hot from their US tour.”

Uncle Frank describe themselves as a pop funk, rock and indie band.

The Leicester-based band is made up of members Frank Benbini and Naim Cortazzi Darryl Jnr B and Ben the Lips’.

There will also be live music from Blue Skies in June, Trojan Horse DJ, Kibworth Ladies Choir, Eleanor Boxall, Carnival Band, The Herbs, Carnival Band, Tom Lewitt and The Scharenheuvels, Daniel Giardiello, Plan Zed, The Jams Band, Rosie and Freja, N’Ukes and Linda Whittam.

Kibworth Post Office and The Bookshop in Kibworth are selling tickets and you can save by buying your tickets in advance.

Entrance is £10 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for a family ticket for two adults and up to three children.

Children under the age of four can get in for free.

On the gate tickets will be adults £12, children £6, family ticket £30. Find out more at, follow them on Twitter @Kibfest and find them on Facebook.