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The biggest event of the summer is coming to town!

This years Morton Stanley Festival is on Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th August and is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Acts performing at the free festival include Manchester reggae sensation Jeremiah Ferrari who is joined on the main stage by headliners Big Wolf Band, from Birmingham, and Bewdley’s psychedelic Arcadia Roots.

The Zoe Green Band, Pig-Man and the Rubber Band, and the Emma Jonson Quartet complete the headline acts at the festival that will also feature 37 local acts across two days and two stages.

Musical acts will perform in the Melody Field alongside festival tents, a licensed bar, children's activities, inflatables, Bumper Balls, circus skills, face painting and craft stalls.

Morton's Field will be home to a featured DJ tent by sponsors Locked In Radio who will provide the best new tunes along with some old school classics, providing the perfect background music for Go Karts, Army and Police Displays, Golf, Archery and other games tents.

On top of this, Redditch 95-acre Morton Stanley Park will host an acoustic tent, funfair, classic car display, firework display (9.30pm on Saturday) and a mini food festival with stalls offering cuisine from around the world.

Cllr Pat Witherspoon, whose portfolio covers Leisure Services, said: “Hosting a mini food festival is fast becoming a key part of the Morton Stanley Festival fun since it was first launched two years ago. Visitors get the chance to sample new and exciting foods as well as some familiar festival favourites.”

The mini food festival will include Jo’s Coffee, To Go with their high quality freshly ground coffee, tea and other beverages, The Hog Roast Redditch Co. who will be providing an authentic Spanish paella, The Poetry of Curry with their original vegetarian curry dishes, Mexibros with their contemporary Mexican street food and Arden Pig Roast with a more traditional hog roast, burgers and sausages.

On Saturday the 19th August the event will run from 12.30pm until 11pm and on Sunday it will run from 1pm until 7pm.

Pat added: “We've placed an order for some sunshine and the final preparations are being made, so now it's over to you to come along and make Morton Stanley 2017 the best one yet!”

There is a bar on site, but visitors are asked to drink sensibly. Glass bottles and containers are not permitted on site and will be confiscated.

Press here for more details about the event including conditions of entry, disabled access and parking.