Friday, June 29, 2012

It's another Wilko weekend at the Village Green Festival

Although this won't be an improv pop up performance similar to the recent Railway runs.

No, no - Wilko (accompanied by bass legend Norman Watt-Roy) is one of the many local legends and homegrown hitmakers appearing at the 2012 Village Green festival. Musically the main stage pitches up a live playlist pooling togther:

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Jake Shillingford (My Life Story), • Wilko Johnson • The Correspondents • Canvey Island Allstars • Little Dog • Under the Ice

On the Sundown and smaller satellite stages are The Lucky Strikes, John Hegley, Dead Poets. Along with a hay bales and campfire acoustic drop in run by Dave Crix of Rhythm shack.

Although music is only one component in this all day buffet of art, poetry/comedy (John Hegley), Kiddie friendly bits, and foodie stalls all parked up in Chalkwell Park making this one of the South East's most family friendly festivals and capping off with a civilised finish at 8pm

And the Chalkwell cherry on the top - it's all completely free!

So if you're round and about Southend way this Saturday come along and dip into this jamboree bag of bands, arts and entertainment on the banks of the Thames Delta - dig in to the details here...

Should you fancy a warm up, a preview, a sampler of all that is Village Green: live music, dancing and doings - then haul your boogie to Chalkwell Hall for a one off Listen To This from 7:30 tonight - Morton Valence , Dooyah!, Clout, The Tupenny Bunters - are on the bill with Andrew Branch and Daryl Easlea a' hosting and a'DJing.. A few tickets are still available here

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