Aggy Fest Music Festival Planned For This Weekend

st agnesSt Agnes is hosting a major music event on the island’s meadow this weekend.

Aggy Fest has been devised by islander Rob Seddon and the Manager of the Island Hall building project, Kelvin Evans.

It’s a fundraiser for that new community building which is currently being constructed.

There’ll be fete-style attractions and an auction, but the highlight will be the twelve-artist concert that will run from 3pm until midnight and will feature a number of St Mary’s bands who are all playing for free.

The line-up includes Skaramanga, All Squared Up, Roadrunner, The Steamband, Complex and the sea-shanty singers Bone Idol.

St Agnes performers include two solo artists from the Turks Head, Hannah Priscilla Keen and Matt Childs, and the band Nut Rock. That group is looking for a stand-in lead guitarist for their 45 minute set.

It’s the first time Rob has arranged such a big event but he says he’s loving the whole process. He’s had help and advice from Paul Lewis and Oriel Hicks who organised the popular Camel Rock festival a few years ago on St Mary’s.

If the event goes well, Rob hopes that it could become an annual event. Some performers staying at the campsite have already expressed an interest in performing if Aggy Fest is held in 2014.

Tickets priced at £5 (£2.50 under 16s) will be on sale on the day and will fundraise for the Island Hall. The Seahorse will take St Mary’s attendees back at 12.30am and there may be additional boats to cope with demand for anyone who wants to make a night of it.

Rob says the event will happen whatever the weather forecast.