Headstock Festival tickets up for grabs in this week’s Chad

LUCKY You... rock and indie legends are set to headline next month’s Headstock Festival - and Chad has got a pair of tickets to give away.

Organisers hope this year’s bash, topped by The Lightning Seeds and Echo and the Bunnymen, will top the first ever Headstock Festival held last year, which was dubbed a huge success.

Last month, The Lightning Seeds were the latest major act to join this year’s line up and the band behind hits like Pure, Life of Riley and Lucky You will take to the main stage for the final night of the volunteer led festival which takes place from 9th to 11th September.

The announcement is another feather in the cap for the not for profit festival held at the heart of Newstead and Annesley Country Park and billed as the area’s answer to the iconic Glastonbury festival.

Also joining the bill are the Herbalizer Band - a jazz rap act.

The freshly announced groups are part of a line-up, which is also featuring 80s post-punk act Echo and the Bunnymen, who signed up earlier this year, modern folk duo Turin Brakes, DJ and Red Dwarf star Craig Charles, singer-songwriter Nick Harper and experimental electronic folk act Tuung.

Joining them are African Head Charge, Aistaguca, Seas of Mirth, Royal Gala, 25 Past The Skank, Alberteen, The Halluminati, C.W. Stoneking, High Llamas, Tilted Smile plus DiY & Smokescreen and Muzika! soundsystems.

There are more acts yet to be announced, including an entire stage of up-and-coming regional talent.

Also on offer will be a host of activities including arts workshops, local traders, charities and food stalls.

There will be a bar serving real ale and cider at reasonable prices and home made food from local traders will be available.

There is also a dedicated children’s area, Kidstock.

Last year’s inaugural Headstock event was headlined by multi-platinum pop rock act Ash. The event narrowly missed out on a prestigious gong at the UK Festival Awards.

For your chance to win a pair of Headstock Festival tickets, get your copy of this week’s Chad which is out on sale on Wednesday.