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Musical festival to get Sutton rocking - 26.08.09

Three days of live bands, solo performers and DJs will get Sutton rocking during the South Central Music Festival, 4 to 6 September.

Pubs, clubs and squares along the High Street will host acts playing everything from rock, pop and jazz to urban beats and Flamenco.

Run by Sutton Council the festival will feature top local talent as well as up-and-coming bands from across the country.

There will be outdoor performances from midday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the main stage in Millenium Gardens. Sutton Music Centre is hosting an acoustic stage outside the St Nicholas Shopping Centre on Saturday 5 September.

The music will continue throughout the evening in nearby venues including New York, New York, Revolution and the Cock and Bull.

The High Street will also host a French market while a speciality beer garden in Millennium Square will be a great place to enjoy the music.

Smarter Travel Sutton is sponsoring the event along with Budvar and media sponsor www.virtualfestivals.com.

Emily Fahey, Sutton's Town Centre Manager, said:

"We have got a great line up of acts this year that are sure to get the High Street buzzing.

"The open air stages will kick off around midday with bands, solo artists and musicians playing through to the early evening. The entertainment then moves into nearby pubs and clubs and will continue into the early hours.

"With the market and beer garden as well there's bound to be something for everybody so get down to Sutton High Street this September and enjoy the atmosphere."

Amsterdam, David Ford and hotly-tipped newcomers The Crave, and will be joined by a host of other tremendous original acts. VirtualFestivals.com recommend

Mean Poppa Lean and Yearner Babies, recommended as a couple of top-tips for the festival season by VirtualFestivals.com, and Red Blue Green and Whitestar represent two of London's best emerging acts.

All the way from New York, Dan Donnelly has appeared on stage with The Levellers and The Oyster Band. Elsewhere The Frantic and The Bridport Dagger will hit the indie-rock target square in the bulls-eye. All this and loads more - with venues around town providing the late-night entertainment including the amazing KOF, playing at New York, New York on Friday evening.

For full listings and more details on the festival go to www.sutton.gov.uk/southcentralfestival

Last updated: Thursday, 13 January 2011

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