02:35AM, Wednesday 17 July 2013
With Maidenhead Festival drawing closer, organisers are making their final preparations for the town's largest summer event.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Kidwells Park from Friday, July 26 until Saturday, July 27 for a weekend of live music, activities, fun fair and stalls.
This year, the event has been rebranded from Maidenhead Carnival to Maidenhead Festival with the aim to attract a wider audience.
All 40 stall holders positions in the park have been filled.
There are still remaining slots available for performers who wish to entertain shoppers on the High Street on the Saturday.
Acts already signed up include Maypole dancers and martial arts group Defence Evolution.
A diverse line-up of music will run throughout the weekend with bands include the world's longest running Police tribute act The Secret Police and local singer and songwriter Sam Brett.
Musicians will perform from the main stage or from a new acoustic music tent. The full line-up can be seen on our main web page.
Bill Trayler's fun fair will also be coming to town with rides including a fun house, Ferris wheel and bungee trampolines.
Hungry festival-goers can also enjoying a variety of street food stalls which will be set up in the park and organised by the SL6 Supper Club.
Outside of the park the Magnet Leisure Centre in Holmanleaze will be laying on a programme of children's activities to be held on their tennis courts throughout the day on the Saturday.
This includes arts and crafts, Nerf Wars as well as a roller disco accompanied by a live DJ.
On the Saturday evening an explosive firework display, to be produced by Shallscape, will see out the busiest day of the event.
Chairman of the festival committee Steph James said: "Now the festival is getting closer it is getting really exciting."
She added: "Hopefully the weather will stay like is now and we will have lots of people down enjoying the entertainment and festival feel."
See tomorrow’s Maidenhead Advertiser for more details of musical acts appearing at the festival.
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