Aggy Fest To Feature Best Of Islands’ Music

aggy fest poster 2014This year’s Aggy Fest will be a celebration of the islands’ best music, featuring performers of all ages. It’s the second time that organiser Rob Seddon has arranged the daylong event.

This year’s festival on July 26th is set to involve every single youngster on St Agnes. Xanthe Hicks is arranging for the island’s children to perform pop songs as ‘The Scilly Shrews’ to open the 10-hour programme of performances.

Rob has also asked the Scilly Sirens to join the bill, after their successful St Agnes church concert recently.

Two mainland bands who were going to play had to pull out because they had other bookings, but Rob says island-based performers have stepped in.

They’ve formed a new ‘pop-up’ band temporarily for the event and Rob says there’s still room for any other acts who would like to play.

As well as the bands, there’ll be other entertainments such as a magician and outdoor games.

And Rob says the music festival will become a ‘festival of light’ when darkness falls. They’ve organised UV lights and face paints, and LED hair clips to give the crowd a completely new look in the evening.

Eating options will include Kebabs from the Covean staff, Caribbean food, and Round Island Crepes. Rob says he’d welcome anyone else who wants to provide food choices.

He’s also grateful to Colin McKinnick and Hannah Keane who will come over from St Mary’s to operate a bar stocked with Cornish beers.

The event is being held for charity and t-shirts featuring two designs are now available to buy through the Aggy Fest Facebook page.

Rob says they’re screen-printed and better quality than last year’s transfer-based tees.

Monies raised will be shared between the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the St Agnes Island Hall Project.

The new community building may not be open and ready in time for the event but Rob says that doesn’t matter, because everything can be run outside on the meadow.

There’ll be a large marquee in place to make sure any showers don’t affect the programme.