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Nothern Soul and Ska music at Alvechurch festival

Updated: 10:02 am, May 07, 2015

DIG out your desert boots, pull on your parkas and scoot your Lambrettas down to Alvechurch Football Club for a unique festival celebrating Mod, Ska and Northern Soul music.

Now in its third year, Suited and Booted attracted 2,000 people last time despite the worst May rain on record making it a muddy but fun experience.

The Coopers are lined up for the event on Sunday, May 24, along with Who 2, Oasiis, AKA Skaface, The Samuel Rogers Band, Craig Lennon and The Jam drc.

DJs including Sunflower, Glyn Preece, DJ Melv and Tony Reynolds will complement the live bands.

Organiser Paul Weaver told The Standard: “Even though last year’s weather gave us thunder and lightning and the worst May rain on record for over half a century our revellers said how much they enjoyed the music and the relaxed party atmosphere.

“To prepare for the worst Britain’s weather, this year we have added extra indoor facilities but if we do get the amazing sunshine of 2013 then there’s no better place to enjoy the sun and music than in the rolling hills of Alvechurch.”

Expect beer at local pub prices, food outlets for all taste buds, extra bars and extra toilets for this May day for Mods. There is again a scooter event with a prize for the best one.

Camping is available on site with showers.

Early bird tickets cost £10 or it will be £15 on the day which opens from 10am until late. Visit for more details.

Well suited to a Mod festival – Revellers take in the scenery at Alvechurch Football Club. (s)

Scooters and their riders line up at Suited and Booted. (s)