Osfest will be taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend from Friday to Monday May 27-30 and some of the proceeds from this year's event will going directly to Afghan Heroes, a charity which was set up by mothers who had lost sons in the Afghanistan conflict.
Osfest Managing Director Mike Scott said, “We’re looking forward to working alongside Afghan Heroes and raising funds which will go towards supporting the troops and families of the fallen. We are extremely proud to be working with an incredibly enthusiastic charity that is 100% committed to its cause. Our focus at this year’s event is very much on helping to support the charity’s fundraising efforts and to strengthen its profile.”
Appropriately enough, the Osfest Music Festival takes place annually in the grounds of the former Army Barracks for the 17th training Regiment RA at Park Hall Camp, Oswestry.
Headliners this year will include multi-million selling act Tinchy Stryder alongside chart-topping acts Example and The Feeling. In addition top-10 acts Labrinth and Aggro Santos will be playing the festival as well as festival regulars Goldie Lookin’ Chain. For a bit of nostalgia The Jam led by legendary Jam vocalist and bass player Bruce Foxton will be bringing a bit of a modfest to Sunday alongside the Boomtown Rats.
Afghan Heroes founder Denise Harris, whose son Corporal Lee Scott lost his life while serving in Helmand Province in July 2009, said she was delighted the charity had been chosen as Osfest’s main charity for 2011. She said, “There is a fantastic line up for the whole weekend with some great bands and entertainment. More than 5,000 people attended the event last year and we are hoping this summer’s show will be bigger and better than ever.”
Book your tickets online, through the booking line on 01691 680 468 or in person at The Old Malthouse, Willow Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1AJ. For further details on Afghan Heroes visit www.afghanheroes.org.uk.