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26th Jun, 2022

Bags of local talent as well as big stars for Morton Stanley Festival

THE brilliant Jack Blackman is just one of the many local stars featuring in this year’s Morton Stanley Festival.

Jack is the man behind the highly successful Tuery Sessions at the Cross Keys pub on Sunday evenings in Alcester.

There he invites an eclectic mix of Blues, Americana and Folk musicians to the stage to perform a set before closing the evening with his traditional all singing and playing jam session.

Jack is one of 15 artists due to appear on Sunday, August 18 along with a host of other familiar names including Stuart Woolfenden, The Violettes, Xavier Reeves and Mitch Loveridge.

They’ll be joined by a trio of top selling acts including headliners Republica who topped the charts in the 1990s, Pure Queen featuring all the hits of the mighty quartet and Ryan Sparrow and band.

Not to be outdone, Saturday, August 17 is due to feature no less than 26 artists including Not So Merry, Soldiers of Swing, and Skabucks during the day and Visitation in the evening.

It all promises to be a fantastic weekend of music backed up by a wide selection of stalls and food outlets so fans won’t have to move far from the music to be fed and watered.

Entry to the Morton Stanley Festival is free and it’s all happening on the weekend of August 17-18.

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