Top Radio One DJ Annie Mac has confirmed she will be headlining a new VEST-IVAL of music and football at Jimmys Farm (of BBC 2 fame), near Ipswich on Saturday 21 May. The festival is set to help raise money to support children in poverty across the world.
VEST-IVAL, a 1,500 capacity vest-themed festival (wear your best vest!), will feature live bands including Toploader, Jersey Budd and The Crimea,The Establishment, THE DIP (formerly joe lean and the jing jang jong), Broken Mile,Tell It To The Marines, Peoples Person, Just Like Little People and stand up comedy from Tom Rosenthal (off the recently launched Channel 4 Friday night Dinner show).
There will also be loads of football activities including The actual FA Cup on site for pictures, 5 a side football and coaching with Norwich FC coaches, the chance to win a place in the 5 a side celebrity game with Dion Dublin / Darren Huckerby and Ian Walker, 5 time world freestyle record holder Dan Magness and Rocket from Soccer AM...
Plus food from the famous Jimmy's farm!
VEST-IVAL is completely non-for-profit and all proceeds will go to two UK-based charities, Hannas Orphanage, which supports orphans in Ethiopia and Football Action, which places volunteer football coaches and English teachers in developing countries across the world, including Ethiopia and India.
Doors open at 10am on Saturday 21 May and the music kicks off at midday. As well as space for camping on site, quality food and drink will be available to buy from Jimmys Farm.
DJ Annie Mac said: Football Action and Hannas Orphanage raise money for such good causes in Ethiopia that I jumped at the chance to play VEST-IVAL at Jimmys Farm. Music and football are a great way to encourage people to support good causes and I cant wait to perform on the night.
Ben Patton/Jenny Higgins of Football Action/Hannas Orphanage, said: There is no better way to raise money and awareness than through music and sport. We really hope that the top musical line up and great football activities throughout the day, as well as the fantastic location of Jimmys Farm, will attract hundreds of people to come and support a fantastic and worthwhile cause.
Early bird tickets are available for adults at £45, Children U14 at £20 or £100 for a family of up to 4 (mix of adults and children) all with camping on the Saturday night. Tickets are on sale via www.wegottickets.com or www.gigantic.com (search Vest).
For up to date info on bands and comedians as they are confirmed join the Vest-ival Facebook group or visit the website at www.footballaction.org.uk/vestival