Festival in the fields

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Festival fans are getting ready to don their wellies and frolic in the fields as an annual festival returns to the Dales tomorrow.

The third Mychoone Music Festival, held in Tansley, is set to be bigger and better than ever this year with a string of major label bands playing on the main stage.

The three-day event will also showcase the country’s finest tribute bands and will see emerging talent playing alongside top acts.

Headliners include Reef, who have reformed and are playing at top festivals around the country. The ‘place your hands’ legends will rock it up on the main stage tomorrow night.

British band Toploader will also be hitting the main stage tomorrow. With over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad, the band quickly became one of the most popular acts in British music.

Saturday will see indie rock band the Bluetones playing on the main stage along with powerpop rock trio Dodgy.

The band rose to prominence during the Britpop era of the 1990s and are best known for

Their hits staying Out For the summer, if You’re thinking Of Me and Good Enough.

Pop music fans will be heading to the festival on Sunday for duo the Cheeky Girls.

Also on the bill will be English alternative rock band Republica preforming classics tunes Drop Dead Gorgeous and Ready to Go plus many more.

Other acts performing at the festival include singersong writer Sam Beeton, the Seahorses front man Chris Helme, funk dance band Beatbullyz and one of the world’s finest human beatboxers, the Petebox.

the festival will also have an acoustic tent and a tribute tent with well-know sound-alikes to Take that, Beatles, Queen, stereophonics, AC/DC, Guns n’ Roses and Arctic Monkeys performing.

Organiser Robert Abbott said they had pulled out all the stops for this year’s event.

He added: “We expect to have attendance of three thousand over the whole weekend.

“The festival has had so much more put into it this year with a string of top famous bands, as well as more amazing tribute bands. To say last year there was just five tribute bands and local bands, Mychoone is really growing.”

The event will also include stalls, rides, children’s entertainment, a beer tent and food vans.

For more information or to buy tickets go to www.mychoone.com