The Shelford Feast organising committee have announced the line-up for this summer’s festival. As in previous years it includes the area’s largest Quiz Night, stand-up comedy, live music and community events. New for 2017 will be a Literary Event plus an invitation-only high tea for the elderly in the village. Classical music returns to the village church while the Craft and Beer Festival has also become a Food Festival featuring enticing street food from local vans. With a Children’s Disco and Sawston Youth Drama, there is something for all tastes and ages.
Live music is still the focus of the week and Chart-Toppers Odyssey and The Real Thing are some of the biggest names to play the Feast. They form a double-bill on Saturday night playing 70s and 80s soul and disco, including their hits Native New Yorker, Use It Up and Wear It Out, Can’t Get By Without You and You To Me Are Everything.
Sway Allstars play on Friday night, performing music to make you dance from the 90s, 00s and today. Sway are a professional cover band who are used to large festival crowds and it is a real treat to have them on the Feast stage.
A final word for the Comedy Night, which has one of the best line-ups to be seen at any comedy event in the country. Hal Cruttenden is the star of the night, a comic more often seen on BBC1 doing Live At The Apollo or Have I Got News For You than gracing a village marquee. It just shows how big the Comedy Night has become (Sarah Millican, Bob Mills and Ivan Brackenbury have all headlined in recent years).
Tickets are on sale now from local retailers and online.