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Trowbridge Festival marks 37th year
Crowd at last year's festival
The Trowbridge Village Pump Festival is now in its 37th year

The annual Trowbridge Village Pump Festival is back this summer for an outstanding 37th year.

It is due to take place from Thursday 22 - Sunday 25 July.

Since 1973, the Village Pump Festival - as it's lovingly known by long-termers - has been the UK's key summer event for roots/folk music.

As ever, it will provide four days of the most eclectic mix of live music on four stages, as well as children's entertainment and late night cabaret.

Many Pump Festival fans have been attending since its humble beginnings in the back of a local pub. Now they come from over all over the country, and from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, USA, and the Far East.

Kid Creole
Kid Creole and the Coconuts is one of the big drwas this year

Confirmed acts for this year include Mary Black, Bellowhead, The Blockheads, Show of Hands and Friends, Dreadzone, Jassi Sidhu, Kid Creole and The Coconuts (with Bongo Eddy), Lau, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and The Waterson Family.

The festival is renowned for being the UK's safest and most family friendly music festival and besides a full schedule of music, there's full family entertainment including clowns, jugglers, comedy, puppet shows, creative workshops, and even faeries on stilts.

P.U.M.P. at the Pump is also back for another year. The Pump Unsigned Music Project is working with local youth and up-and-coming talent.

Last year's winners Katy Boyd and Benny Wain now have a recording contract in America and are currently on a six-week tour of the States, as well as performing at this year's festival.

The 2010 Trowbridge Village Pump Festival takes place at Stowford Manor Farm near Farleigh Hungerford from Thursday 22 - Sunday 25 July. For further details, visit the official festival website.

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