Arcadia Roots

The line-up for this year’s bigger, better Morton Stanley Festival in Redditch has been announced.

Manchester reggae sensation Jeremiah Ferrari joins main stage headliners Big Wolf Band, from Birmingham, and Bewdley’s psychedelic Arcadia Roots at the free festival in August.

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 stage.

A featured DJ tent by Locked In Radio joins the mix for 2017, plus other new activities including an acoustic tent as this year’s entertainment spans Redditch’s 95-acre Morton Stanley Park.

Once again the fun filled and family friendly festival will feature a range of rides, quality street food and drink, have-a-go activities, classic car display and numerous stands, promising something for everyone.

Cllr Pat Witherspoon, Redditch Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “This year’s festival is bound to go with a bang – and not only because of the new fireworks display. There’s always entertainment for everyone at Morton Stanley, from the Saturday night bands to the family and community events that bring people together during the day.”

The Morton Stanley Festival is a free event for the whole community organised by Redditch Borough Council. This year it is on Saturday and Sunday the weekend of August 19th and 20th, starting at 1pm on both days. The firework display is on Saturday at 9pm.