The line-up of performers has been announced for the People’s Stage at Corby’s inaugural Grow Festival. The brand new outdoor arts festival, commissioned by Made in Corby and co-produced by The Core at Corby Cube, takes place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July. Inspired by the theme of water, the festival will animate Corby’s town centre with performances, experiences and workshops throughout the weekend.
Local musicians, choirs, bands and spoken word artists take to the stage on the Sunday, when the James Ashworth VC Square will be the setting for the Grow Festival People’s Stage, with performances programmed by the festival’s Community Panel.
The well-established Deep Roots Tall Trees choir will be among the line up who devise and write songs inspired by the town. Corby Amateur Theatrical Society will also take to the stage, as will local youth group Starlight Dance and Musical Theatre School.
In addition, there will be music from indie-rock band The Modern Age and hip-hop group The Enablers, while The Slackstring Band bring their unique take on folk, classic rock and blues. Solo music acts include Vincent J Rigney, 12-year-old singer-songwriter Eva Rose, rising star Kara Hamer, and there will be performance poetry from Liam Ferguson and Chuck the Poet.
The People’s Stage will be hosted by Embrace Radio and is sponsored by All About Family.
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“All About Family is proud to be a sponsor of the Corby Grow festival, and be part of a festival to bring together the local communities together and provide a great weekend of enjoyment for families.”
Throughout the festival, the town centre will be filled with walkabout acts and shows for all the family. From boats on the water to the creatures that live under it, there will be an imaginary water-filled world of adventure, with storytelling, performances and music. Visitors will uncover hidden surprises as they sail through the woods to a family area submerged by the Boating Lake – which will also host a spectacular early-evening event.
Grow 2018 is the first of a series of three annual outdoor festivals commissioned by Made in Corby as part of The Creative People and Places programme funded by Arts Council England through the National Lottery. This year’s festival is presented in association with Anglian Water, a partnership designed to highlight the environmental and sustainability issues around the growing need for water.
Further details about the festival can be found on the website www.growcorby.co.uk.