Fans will flock to unique Lubstock

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A “unique boutique” music festival returns to Harborough for the seventh time this weekend, promising great live music in a picturesque lakeside setting.

The weather forecast also looks promising for the Lubstock festival, which runs from tomorrow, Friday, July 17 to Sunday morning, July 19 in the grounds of Thorpe Lubenham Hall near Lubenham.

Attractions include live bands, top DJs, swing dancing, massage and yoga, a kids’ area, luxury camping (for an extra charge), good food and drink, 600 acres of grounds and a lake you can swim in.

Weekend tickets including camping (bring your own tent though) are £69 for adults, £25 for children aged 12 to 16 and free for under 12s, at www.lubstockfestival.com

But at the time of going to press, only a handful of tickets remained for what one happy customer last year called “an unspoilt gem of a festival”.

This year, the choice of up-and-coming bands includes Saturday night headliners Amber Run, a five-piece indie band from Nottingham. The Sunday Mirror said: “Amber Run will be hitting the dizzying heights of sold-out arenas in no time”.

Friday’s headliners are five-piece northern rock band Racing Glaciers, who again have the music press buzzing. Online new music magazine Hillydilly.com said in a review: “You get the electrifying feeling that comes from experiencing a band who is on the verge of blowing up”.

DJs in the dance tent this year include British drum and bass DJ and record producer Nicky Blackmarket and electronic dance music pioneer and London club regular Rusty Egan.

Festival co-organiser Kate Cazenove said this week: “This year will be a sell-out. Every year we try to surprise ourselves and regular ‘Lubbites’, so it’s always fun.”