Second ‘Aggy Fest’ Music Event Set For July

st agnesThe second St Agnes-based music event, Aggy Fest, on Saturday July 26th will be bigger and will support one of the islands’ most popular charities.

And this year there will be a band from the mainland. Two former Troytown Farm workers are bringing their group, Room 6, over for the event. Organiser Rob Seddon says they’ll fund their own travel and that means more money will go to the festival’s new cause, the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

They’ll receive half of the funds, with the rest going to the Island Hall project.

Rob says even though the building will be complete, the festival will continue to be held outdoors. The new hall will only be used to store instruments or if the weather’s bad.

For the future, Rob says they’d love to extend Aggy Fest into a 2-day event, but it’s difficult finding a good time when it doesn’t clash with other events. The festival also relies on volunteers and he says he wouldn’t want to ask too much of them.

Rob says he’s very grateful for the amount of help he received last year.

Local band All Squared Up will headline and they’ll be supported by Skaramanga, Roadrunner, Steam Band, Nut Rock and Bone Idol from the islands. There’ll be 15 bands in total.

The event will start at 12 noon with games including spacehopper racing, gladiator duelling and beat-the-goalie. Tickets will be on sale on the day at the same price as 2013. That’s £5 for adults and half price for children.

Rob says he’s trying to find someone to run the bar this year, perhaps a pub or one of the licenced clubs. Please contact him if you can help.