Festival organisers hope to keep July date as they gear up for this year’s event
The organisers of the Frampton Festival say they hope to keep running the event in July, despite suggestions from Frampton Cotterell Parish Council that it should move to September.
Festival organiser Ian Haddrell said: “The council have concerns about the decrease in biodiversity in Centenary Field, and their proposal is not to cut the meadow grass in July prior to the festival, which would have an impact on the area that the festival could utilise. However, the venue and date is secured for this year and 2019. We are hopeful that the festival will remain in its current location and on its established date.”
This year’s event promises to be a well attended event with the festival now in its sixth year. The Festival committee have been working since November to organise the event, with Professor Panic’s Circus, Rogers’ fairground rides, Frampton Cotterell Air Training Corp’s flight simulator, and steam engine rides just some of the attractions on offer.
Live music in the evening includes Jodie Mellor, Trip for Biscuits, Underground Frets, and Jazz Band, the winners of a recent Winterbourne Academy talent show competition. Headlining the festival this year will be Bristol band The 19 Sixties.
The free festival takes place on Saturday 14 July in Centenary Field, Mill Lane, Frampton Cotterell, starting at 2.00pm and finishing at 10.00 with the lighting of the parish beacon followed by a firework display.