Alternative music festival Hobfest 2013 set to return this weekend

Alternative music festival Hobfest 2013 set to return this weekend

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Paul Miles

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Alternative music festival Hobfest 2013 set to return this weekend

It's time to turn the volume up as Maidenhead's only alternative music festival returns to the Hobgoblin pub this weekend.

Now in its fifth year, Hobfest will once again be entertaining crowds with three days of punk, metal and acoustic songs.

More than 40 acts are scheduled to perform during the event which attracted more than 600 people last year.

Matt Delahoussaye, founder of co-organisers Bigshow Promotions, said: "Maidenhead has always lacked live music.

"We are kind of the only pub in town that is able to cater for bands in this quantity.

"The whole essence of Hobgoblin is live music."

Headliners this year will include Wild Lies and the Simpson Bros. with bands coming from as far afield as Devon to take part.

The festival will also be showcasing some home-grown talent with musicians from Maidenhead also on the bill.

Matt added preparations for this year's event are now complete and is hoping for good weather to help draw the crowds in.

"We always strive to make it bigger and better," he said.

"We try and make a real festival atmosphere."

Each night of the festival plays host to a different rock genre including hard rock and acoustic while food is available throughout the weekend.

The music starts from 5pm on Friday and from 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend tickets cost £10 from wegottickets.com or £15 on the door.

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