Whitwell: Eddie & The Hot Rods and Ed Tudor-Pole headline this year’s Festival of Music

Eddie & The Hot Rods will be one of the headline acts at this year's Whitwell Festival of Music
Eddie & The Hot Rods will be one of the headline acts at this year's Whitwell Festival of Music

Eddie & The Hot Rods and Ed Tudor-Pole will headline the seventh Whitwell Festival of Music next month.

Described as ‘Derbyshire’s best kept secret’, the festival will take place over the weekend of September 11-13.

Featuring around 30 acts across three stages during the weekend, there will also be an ever-expanding real ale and cider bar, quality food, craft stalls, arts and music workshops, open mic opportunities and children’s activities.

The family-friendly festival is organised by volunteers from Whitwell Forward community group, and profits made from ticket sales are donated to local groups and charities.

Headlining the Friday night will be Ed Tudor-Pole with hits such as Swords of a Thousand Men and Wunderbar.

Saturday’s main stage line-up includes not only Eddie and the Hot Rods, with hits such as Do Anything You Wanna Do and Teenage Depressionn, but also 1980s metal legends Oliver/Dawson’s Saxon with hits like Wheels of Steel and And The Band Played On.

Also playing at the festival are ska favourites The Orphans, and folk-rock outfit just back from Glastonbury Festival Seven Little Sisters.

Added to that is the best in musical talent from this area and beyond.

This includes a solo set from Ferocious Dog’s Ken Bonsall, Maelor Hughes, W.O.R.M., Black Thorn, Red Ruff, Sam Jones, Star Botherers, Corinna Jane, Blackfish, DH Lawrence & the Vaudeville Skiffle Show, Undercover, Jake Sharpe, Parson’s Lot, Gary Edward Jones, and Break A Leg.

And organisers say there are still more acts to be announced.

With a diverse range of musical genres, there will be something to delight all tastes.

More information and tickets are available online at www.whitwellfestivalofmusic.org.uk.

Tickets are £20 for the full weekend and £10 for Saturday.

Children aged to 12-17 are half price while accompanied under-12s are free.

A limited number of discounted early-bird tickets priced at £15 for the weekend and £8 for the Saturday only are on sale to local people .

These are available from Whitwell Community Centre.