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Basingstoke Festival gets underway

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This year's Basingstoke Festival is now underway.

Lots of specialist exhibitions and performances are taking place in the town between now and Sunday 7th July.

The festival will come to a close with B LOVE, a weekend of live music, art and family fun in War Memorial Park on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July,

That will event will bring over 70 live music acts to the heart of the town.

Main stage headliners include a Faithless DJ set from the group’s co-founder Sister Bliss, Toploader and SK Shlomo will perform his incredible Beatbox Adventure for Kids show. 

Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Partnerships at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Cllr Simon Bound, said:

“Every year the festival gets bigger and better and we are very excited about what’s ahead for the 2019 event. There are many talented locals from Basingstoke and Deane, many of whom studied in the borough, playing a key role in the programme. 

“There will be so many fantastic opportunities across the 17 days for people of all ages to participate in so many different forms of culture. Residents all across the borough will be able to experience ‘art in unexpected places’ and take part in all the fun of Basingstoke Festival.” 

Ben Mills has told us more about the audio trail he's created with writer Lydia Thomson for the event.

He says it's been a pleasure to create 'New Mythologies of Basing Stoche':

Lydia Thomson's also involved in the project - she's hoping it will make a big difference in the local area:

You can find out more about the project here.

There's more information on this year's Basingstoke Festival here.

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