This is a truly family friendly charity festival with craft stalls featuring hand made jewellery, soaps, oriental goods, African artworks, portraits, paper goods, aloe vera products and handbags. Food and drink will include a fantastic barbecue, picnics and superb beers and wines from Rochelle, new owner of the refurbished Fox & Hounds.
All this and music too! This year we have ten great bands, all giving up their time & talents for free in aid of our causes. Here’s the line-up:
1.00 pm: HEISENBERG – New Rutland / Lincs band playing a great mix of rock & roll, southern boogie, blues & a bit of pop.
3.00 pm: CROOKED SMILE – Leicester based 5 piece welding guitar, mandolin & fiddle to tight bass & drums. Americana meets folk via rock!
4.00 pm: OUT OF THE BLUE – Hard rocking acoustic band with fabulous harmonies.
6.00 pm: THE EXTONES – Exton’s own band with the best in festival rock from Woodstock to Glastonbury.
8.00 pm: THE REASON – Powerful & edgy 5 piece blending classic indie, rock & pop tunes from U2, Coldplay, Clapton, Queen and many more.
9.00 pm: LAUGHTON’S LAST STAND – Good time rock & roll from the sixties hit maker himself!
10.00 pm (HEADLINE ACT): INFERNO – Dance out the night with the best funk / soul outfit in the East Midlands!
Throughout the day there will be a raffle for some great prizes, and an auction for a racing catamaran experience on Rutland Water. All net proceeds will go to local causes. In the past, Extonbury proceeds have gone to the Rutland Air Ambulance, The Circulation Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Prostate Cancer UK. This year, proceeds will be donated to causes within the village of Exton including the Pensioners’ Christmas Fund, Playground Action Group and village hall redevelopment.
Tickets are just £8 in advance or £10 on the gate with children 12 and under free. Gates open at 12.00 noon. For more information visit http://www.extonbury.com or call the hotline on 07710 459655.