Tamworth Cricket Club to host family festival this weekend
Written by The Newsroom on June 14, 2019
Tamworth Cricket Club CC will stage its first-ever family festival this weekend and organisers are expecting a fun-filled event.
The Hopwas Tastes, Tunes and Tents Family Weekender will take place on Saturday (June 15) and Sunday (June 16).
The bash will feature live music from the likes of Matilda Pratt, Jude Britton, Sheena Vultaggio, Ali Gilbert and Radio Tamworth.
The SKA 45’s band will be headlining on Saturday in the marquee.
There will also be a range of street food throughout the two-day event and, for those looking for a full festival experience, an area of ground has been set-up for camping.
On Sunday, there will also be a Father’s Day Total Wipe Out experience.
amworth CC Secretary Phil Gedge said: “This is something we have not done before.
“It’s a big leap of faith for us and hopefully it pays off.
“We have done a lot of marquee events, including a mid-summer party which we have done for the last ten years.
“You get to a point where it might go stale so we wanted to open it up to a wider audience. We are really excited by this event.
“We have some great local music acts, we’ll have food and drink – street food, Caribbean, gin, beer all weekend plus activities like face painting.
“On the Saturday, visitors and campers will have cricket as a backdrop to everything else going on as the first XI are playing Wolverhampton.
“I’m not sure everyone is fully aware of how good the Birmingham League standard is so that’s a chance for us to sell the sport.
“On the Sunday, as well as all the acts, we have All Stars Cricket for kids and a fantastic Totally Wiped-Out event with a huge inflatable obstacle course.
“There are still team spaces available for that and that looks like it will be riotous!”
Saturday’s events take place from 12noon to 12am while Sunday’s fun runs from 10.30am-7pm.
Saturday: The Ska45’s Band, Matilda Pratt, Radio Tamworth
Sunday: Jude Britton, Sheena Vultaggio, Ali Gilbert Band, Radio Tamworth
Tamworth CC is based in Plantation Lane, Hopwas, and tickets start at £10 for a day pass.
For more information and ticket sales, visit hopwasweekender.co.uk