TV’s X-factor sensation Rebecca Ferguson, along with some of the UK’s hottest comics, heads the line-up for a two-day summer festival in the grounds of Lincolnshire country house hotel Stoke Rochford Hall.
This August in the grounds of this Grade II Victorian mansion house plays host to the hotel and event venue’s first ever Festival of Comedy and Music, set to be one of the biggest outdoor concerts to take place in the area this year.
Staged in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Mansion House, the two-day live@Stoke Rochford Hall Festival (16th - 17th August) will feature top comedy and music with a mix of headline acts and local bands.
With doors opening late afternoon on both days - and tickets costing £30 a person for each night - the Festival kicks off with comedy on the Friday 16th featuring some of Britain’s most talented comedians before music takes centre stage on the Saturday 17th evening and night.
Topping the bill for the music festival (17th August) will be singing sensation Rebecca Ferguson, who may have narrowly missed out on the X Factor 2010 title, but has since gone on to huge international success.
Her debut album ‘Heaven’ notched-up double platinum UK sales, while she was also nominated for two MOBO awards and a MTV Europe award as well as being a smash hit in the USA - winning rave reviews.
But there is plenty more summer music magic planned for the expected 5,000 strong crowd that will gather in front of the imposing mansion house, including:
Missing Andy – a five-piece band from Essex whose recent ‘Acoustic EP’ stormed the iTunes rock chart and whose second eagerly awaited album is out this month.
Loveable Rogues - three talented boys who shot to fame with their "original, fun and organic" songs on ITV1's Britain's Got Talent 2012.
Tich - already drawing praise and admiration from some of the biggest names in pop, she has written with Nick Jonas and been personally invited to tour with Olly Murs.
And the event also features two local bands with showcases from Paighton – a local band from Grantham, just down the road from Stoke Rochford, who are soon to release a debut video – and The Harrington Blues, five lads from Stamford/Peterborough, winning praise for their ‘Britpop 'n' Roll’ sound with brash lyrics and raw catchy riffs.
While the Saturday music event features big name acts, launching the two-day festival will be an evening of comedy on Friday 16th, and although the headline act is still to be announced Stoke Rochford has already lined up some of Britain’s best comedians, including:
John Moloney - having entertained audiences across the globe for over 20 years, he is a winner of the Best Live Performer award for two years running at the London Comedy Festival and was nominated as ‘Best Live Stand-Up’ at the British Comedy Awards.
Adam Bloom - one of Britain's most inventive comedians, he has performed sell-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival, UK theatres and at festivals in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as well as written three series of ‘The Problem with Adam Bloom’ for BBC Radio 4.
“If you love comedy or music then live@Stoke Rochford Hall is going to be a blast, thanks to its spectacular outdoor setting against the grand backdrop of the mansion and the sheer quality of acts we’ve lined up for our first ever festival. Give expensive Edinburgh and V a miss and join us on the 16th and 17th. It’s going to be fantastic entertainment in a truly sumptuous setting,” said Stoke Rochford General Manager, Mr Neill Walker.
Tickets are priced at £30 each for either the Comedy Festival or Music Festival full details of the events, acts, tickets and accommodation packages are available at www.liveatsrh.co.uk
Although offering a perfect country retreat in the heart of the East Midlands, the Hall is also within easy reach by road, directly off the A1, and by rail, via Grantham train station.