An exciting new young music festival is being held at The Solstice this weekend, August 4 and 5.
The organisers are single mums, Lucy Slessor and Holly Makepeace who’ve teamed up to launch Festival Charlotte, named after nineteen year old Charlotte Eades, who sadly passed away after a long fight with Glioblastoma.
Lucy was so touched by Charlotte and her family’s journey and battle as depicted on YouTube, that she decided she wanted to put on a charity festival for families to enjoy and also to raise awareness.
Knowing what a huge task was in front of her, Lucy approached a former fellow charity fundraising friend, Holly Makepeace, about getting involved and she jumped at the chance
On Saturday it runs for 12 hours from 11am to 11pm.
It features Carpark Rendezvous, Seafoam, Tantris and headliners Skeleton Crew.
There’ll be face painters, hair braiders, stalls and activities for children, available with two stages of music.
On the Sunday, it’ll be a family themed day, with music from Rob Bull of Children of the Revolution, Mark David Roberts (who also acts as technical director of Festival Charlotte) plus an acoustic lounge run by Ant Nottingham.
For younger members of the family there’s a meet and greet with Disney Princesses, with a chance for photo opportunities, dance displays and workshops from NKA dance studios, and belly dance workshops with Miss Nell Tate.
Then from 5pm a battle of the bands for young people aged between 7 and 21, with a panel of professional judges.
The winners have the opportunity to win a live radio broadcast with Peterborough’s Most Wanted. DJ’s Dave and James from PMW radio will be helping to host the event.
A great weekend for a really deserving cause and tickets for Festival Charlotte can be purchased from http://www.festivalcharlotte.co.uk/tickets.php