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Headline acts for Longleat summer festival revealed

Razorlight (Johnny Borell above) are one of the acts that will perform at the Longleat festival. Picture credits: Longleat Live/Nick Paulsen

The Wombats, Razorlight, James Martin and the Hairy Bikers will be descending on a brand new festival taking place in Longleat this summer.

'Longleat Live - The Festival with Bite' will feature sets from the two indie rock bands, as well as cooking demonstrations from the Hairy Bikers and James Martin - the event takes place on Saturday, 4 July 2020 & Sunday 5 July 2020.

Food stalls and funfair entertainment will also feature at the two-day event, which also includes live local music acts.

Aside from the entertainment on show, the festival is aiming to raise money for African wildlife charity Tusk and the International Koala Centre of Excellence (IKCE).

Emma Thynn, Vicountess Weymouth - who will also be at the festival said:

“I am incredibly excited to be launching this new summer festival weekend showcasing three of my very favourite things; music, animals, and food.

“Longleat has been the stage for a number of iconic artists including The Rolling Stones, who performed on the steps of Longleat House, and more recently Elton John in 2016.

“Now, for 2020, we are reviving our musical heritage with the launch of Longleat Live: The Festival with Bite - which will become an annual event.

“The combination of fantastic live music, in a stunning setting with great food, celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations alongside our amazing animals and other fun attractions will make this a truly unique event.

(James Martin will be hosting a cooking demonstration at the event. Picture credits: Longleat Live)

“Where else in the world can you experience the excitement of a drive-through safari, meet adorable koalas, and then listen to fabulous live music acts whilst sampling great food and drink - and all enjoyed within historic ‘Capability’ Brown parkland?”

Details on the festival's support acts are expected to be revealed soon.

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