Folk fans gather for fabulous Pump festival

This Is Wiltshire: Village Pump  Festival director John Alderslade right) with Mike Key, tent co-ordinator (left) and Gerry Cooper, site  director, finalising this weekend’s festival layout. Picture by Trevor Porter Village Pump Festival director John Alderslade right) with Mike Key, tent co-ordinator (left) and Gerry Cooper, site director, finalising this weekend’s festival layout. Picture by Trevor Porter

As the tents went up and the music started at the Village Pump Folk Festival this week, director John Alderslade was confident the weekend would go well.

“All the acts are very excited, there’s been lots of chatter on Facebook and it’s looking good for a great weekend,” he said last night.

“The forecast is good too, and if there are storms, well I’m told the big chimney got struck three times last weekend, so we should be OK.”

The festival has thrived since its move to the White Horse Country Park near Westbury.

With more than 200 acts performing over the three days, John says one he will be watching out for is longtime Pumper Mike Chapman, as well as guitar queen Sarah McQuaid.

Both play on Saturday, with The Peatbog Faeries and Steve Knightley headlining on Friday and Seth Lakeman closing things down on Sunday.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree