Here is this year’s line-up for Wivenhoe May Fair 2010.

Indie rockers Absent Kid and Cav OK are just two of the region’s top bands that will grace the main stage at the 2010 Wivenhoe May Fair on Monday 31st May.

They will be joined by the highly rated Fooled By Chance, alternative pop-rockers The Rascos and surf-guitar band Surfquake. In addition, flying in from Sweden to rock the crowd are the Tequila Girls.

Appearing on the ever popular acoustic stage are the unmissable Ragged String Band, ex-Fuzz Face front man Ady Johnson and his band, acoustic funk aficionados Vardo & the boss and all girl band Ladybird & the Larks playing original satirical songs with vocal harmonies.

The local talent pool has also provided the acoustic stage with sets from Wivenhoe Folk Club and up and coming 15 year old singer songwriter star Lou Terry. Finishing the afternoon will be folk rockers Murphy’s Lore who played a stomping set to a packed tent of revellers last year.

New for 2010 will be the festival’s cycle-powered cinema tent showcasing the work of independent film makers. The cinema will show over 10 films, shorts and animated works including contributions from local film makers in the form of The Stolen Destiny, a fantasy tale directed and written by Bethan Morgan and Heightfever, an animated film by Graham Fitzgerald.

Transition Wivenhoe will also be showing The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard and Re-Cycle about Colchester’s recycled bikes to Africa charity. In addition the Animation Dept of the Royal College of Arts is to screen What Light (Through Yonder Window Breaks) by Sarah Wickens, I Hear What You Are Saying by Lottie White, Wolves by Rafael Sommerhalder, Dark Island by Jons Mellgren, Passing by Seong Jun Lee and Norwich to Sherringham by Bali Engel.

Both children and adults will be well catered for during the day. The obligatory beer tent will be selling real ales and cider and wide range of food will be available. Market stalls, workshops, circus acts, a bouncy castle, face painting and other activities for children will keep the whole family busy. The popular healing area will also return to enable visitors to try a range of alternative therapies.

MAIN STAGE
Fooled by Chance
The Rascos
Surfquake
Absent Kid
Cav OK
Tequila Girls

ACOUSTIC STAGE
Wivenhoe Folk Club
Lou Terry
Vardo & the boss
Ragged String Band
Ladybird & the larks
Ady Johnson
Murphy’s Lore

CINEMA STAGE
The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard
Re-Cycle (about Colchester’s recycled bikes to Africa charity)
The Stolen Destiny – a fantasy tale directed and written by Bethan Morgan
Heightfever – an animated film by Graham Fitzgerald
What Light (Through Yonder Window Breaks) by Sarah Wickens
I Hear What You Are Saying by Lottie White
Wolves by Rafael Sommerhalder
Dark Island by Jons Mellgren
Passing by Seong Jun Lee
Norwich to Sherringham by Bali Engel

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FUNDRAISERS:
Serious rock from the legendary Bone Chain in The Station in Wivenhoe. Free entrance. 8pm SAT 22 MAY

More live music from the fabulous Contractions, all the way from the US of A. Find them on Wivenhoe Quay, next to the Rose and Crown. Free entrance. 2pm SUN 23 MAY

Roots and reggae from Roots Radagon in the William Loveless Hall, High Street, Wivenhoe. Tickets £3. 8pm SAT 29 MAY