The Middlewich FAB Festival has announced the return of the renowned Fosbrook Clog performers to this year’s event.
The young student dancers, who hail from Stockport School of Traditional Music and Dance, perform unique percussive displays to historic music of the British Isles and celebrate Northern English heritage.
Fosbrook Clog will lead the way for the traditional celebrations showcased yearly at Middlewich FAB Festival and will highlight the folk background of the event.
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Enthusiastic clog dancers will perform the tap and Celtic step dances inspired by Irish custom, while clothed in black and white costumes that mimic the outfits of Fosbrook dancers from the past.
Colourful sashes, lanyards and footwear will complete the traditional guise and intend to bring a heritage feel to the traditional working town of Middlewich.
One hundred free performances will run over a long weekend, which will include a concert from The Christians, while 80 fringe acts will entertain festival-goers at 18 official venues across Middlewich.
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Middlewich FAB Festival organiser Dave Thompson said: “We are pleased to welcome back the young dancers Fosbrook Clog and the fantastic atmosphere that they create throughout Middlewich.
“We expect the energy of their performances will amplify the festival spirit and that they’ll bring the stage and streets alive once again on Sunday.”
Iconic band The South, featuring ex members of The Beautiful South, will headline Friday night’s ticketed concert. Supporting artists Steel Threads, Merry Hell and Funke & the 2tone Baby will join the band, who are known for hits such as Rotterdam and Perfect 10, as part of the line-up.
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Special FAB value early bird tickets are available now until April 30 for The South’s concert. Individual tickets are priced at £15 while family tickets, for two adults and two children aged 16 years and under, are priced at a discounted rate of £45. After April 30, individual tickets bought in advance will be £20 or £25 on the gate (subject to capacity). Family tickets will be priced at £60 if ordered in advance, or £80 on the gate. Tickets can be booked online at http://www.middlewich.org.uk/event/the-south/