Headstock Festival lineup: Ash, The Beat, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, more

Ash to headline new festival Headstock

Headstock Festival

Ash, The Beat, Field Music, Edward II and Penguin Cafe Orchestra to perform at new Headstock Festival which will help deprived ex-mining village in Nottinghamshire

Rock band Ash will head the line up at this year's new Headstock Festival held on September 11, 2010 at the Newstead and Annesley Country Park, 9 miles north of Nottingham.

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Ash, who this year headlined the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury, have bought into the ethos of Headstock and are flying back early from their South African Tour to help an ex-mining village still suffering deprivation following the pit closures. Ash will finish their critically acclaimed A-Z Series, credited with re-defining how bands release records, in September this year.

Other acts already confirmed for the Main Stage and Muzika! Big Top are The Beat, Field Music, Penguin Cafe? Orchestra, and Edward II making the Limited Availability Early Bird Ticket Price of £20 exceptional value.

Headstock is being organised by the Newstead community who have set up a community business - Newstead Enterprise - and all proceeds will go directly back to the community. Over 100 local volunteers have so far signed up to help make the festival a unique event.

The festival is being funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Village SOS programme. Village SOS is an initiative by Big Lottery Fund and the BBC to inspire a UK rural revival. It is funding rural villages to develop new business ventures that will breathe new life into their areas, create new jobs and improve the quality of life for local people.

The progress of the community enterprise will be filmed for a major new BBC One prime time series following the development of the villages involved.

The festival is named after a colliery 'headstock' - which is the iconic structure used to transport miners up and down a mining shaft. The festival will be held on the site of the old mine and organisers wanted to honour the heritage of the area and the community.

Headstock Festival will also feature top DJs in two dance arenas - the DIY/ Smokescreen Soundsystem playing a range of deep and underground house music and UDS/Desert Storm featuring cutting edge DJs playing drum and bass, gabba, techno, jungle and breakcore. The music line up is completed by the Orange Tree chill out tent which will feature regional bands and acoustic acts in a chilled out environment.

In addition, Headstock will feature a dedicated Kid's Field offering drum and jewellery workshops, face-painting, story-telling, puppet shows and an eco-sculpture which will be built during the day with help from the children and families attending. Other activities include an arts and crafts section, innovative workshops and a diverse range of food as well as a full bar facility including a selection of real ale and cider.

The Newstead and Annesley Country Park is a 220 acre site of exceptional natural beauty, currently being developed as a sustainable eco-sensitive public park, located on what was formerly the villages coal mine. The Park is conveniently located 200 yards from Newstead train station and 15 minutes from Junction 27 of the M1. East Midlands Trains will be running late trains during the evening of the 11th. Camping is available overlooking the main arena and is priced at £5.

Further details can be found on www.headstockfestival.com and tickets are on sale via www.wegottickets.com.

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