16th Dec, 2019

All you need to know for this weekend's Droitwich Salt Fest

THERE will be a packed programme of entertainment at this weekend’s three-day Salt Fest.

It starts this evening at 6pm with live entertainment and a fireworks display at 8pm.

The extravaganza then continues in Saltbarrow Market and Vines Park between 10am and 11pm tomorrow (Saturday) and from 10am to 7pm on Sunday (September 8).

There will be more than 160 stalls showcasing products and services from a mass of local and regional merchants, craftspeople and food and drink suppliers.

The Pamela May 2 will be on display and the new all-electric boat will be running short canal boat trips.

A large marquee will be stocking a specially selected range of ales from leading national small breweries, there will be activities for children, two full days of live music to suit all tastes, a duck race, fishing competition, traditional salt making and a wide range of outdoor catering from burgers to Greek street food.

Here’s a flavour of everything which is going on in the marquee.

Saturday

The fun begins with the grand opening at 10.30am by Pam Davey and Coun Bill Moy, the Mayor of Droitwich Spa, who will be accompanied by the Air Cadets band.

Picture by Marcus Mingins 3716001MMR3

From 11.30am to 12.30pm there will be the W Factor and Roy Starkey will give a talk on the salt industry from 12.30pm to 1pm.

The DAFFY youth bands take centre stage from 1pm to 2pm and then the Rock Choir performs from 2pm to 3pm.

Droitwich Community Choir will be warming up their vocal chords from 3.15pm to 4.15pm and the Frogg Souffle Band plays between 4.30pm and 5.15pm.

Reson 8 Glam Rock take to the stage from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and the Unconventionals Covers Band are in the spotlight from 7pm to 8.30pm.

The Aardvark Stew Rock Covers Band will close the day’s entertainment between 9pm and 10.30pm.

Sunday

Sunday begins with the naming ceremony of Robert Maxwell Sinclair lock gate at 10.30am before the Salvation Army service between 11am and 12.15pm.

Dave Jones’ children’s magic show runs from 12.15pm to 1pm and at 1pm will be the much-anticipated Dave Laine’s 60s tribute to the Winter Gardens, Droitwich.

At 2pm until 2.30pm Dan and King Rich will be bringing unplugged versions of classic songs throughout the decade to the stage and at 2.30pm soloist Molly Tustin will be performing.

The Whipjacks will be whipping the audience into a frenzy from 3.15pm to 4pm and Ellie Goulding tribute act Chelsea Jade will perform at 4.15pm.

Local favourites Skabucks – the original ska music band – will be the last act at 5.15pm with the closing ceremony happening at 7.15pm.

Also on Sunday will be a dog show between 11am and 4pm, a duck race at 4pm.

Follow @Droitwichfest on Twitter, like the facebook.com/DroitwichSpaFest/ page or visit saltfest.co.uk for more information.

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