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Fling Festival Chelmsford: One Month To Go

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Last year I was very excited as a big Olympic fan, when London 2012 came along, it was amazing to see the games in the UK. I was happily glued to the TV, blubbing like a baby over some of Team GB’s success stories, and building up a little stash of Olympic souvenirs. That said, I did miss my local festival The Fling, but it’s back for 2013, and there’s just one month to go until it invades Central Park in Chelmsford.
Apart from praying that the sunshine stays for the big day, the team behind the event at Chelmsford City Council have also promised this year’s event will be bigger, and better than ever. Hmm, when I hear bold claims like this the sceptic in me wonders if it will all end up as hype, but judging by the latest press releases, it’s not just the Fling crowd that will be swelling (double capacity), it’s the entertainment as well!

So what can you expect if you’re over 18 and get your hands on a gig ticket? well old favourites such as the silent disco and wordsmiths tent, and a dance tent which has some new additions to. Along with their old line-up of salsa and hustle, you can also see demos or join in with workshops on burlesque and zumba (can you keep up?!).

Details have also emerged of the main music stages, which instead of the usual single headliner, has a group of bands from London, the South East and beyond.

New Town Kings, Fling Festival 2011
New Town Kings, Fling Festival, Chelmsford 2011
 
 They include By The Rivers, a Leicester based reggae band, and there will also be some swing/hip hop delights from busy duo The Correspondents, who call in at the Fling before heading to Ibiza, Belgium, Switzerland, and other UK festivals. Between the two outdoor music stages, acoustic tent, and The Loop tent you may also hear the sounds of Machine Gun Men, Extra Curricular, Little Donkey (Panic Award Winners 2013), Last Of The Barstools, Ady Johnson, and Morning Lane. There’s plenty to entertain from the music alone, but add to that some of the best comedians on the circuit, craft tent, the Ideas Hub, food, drink, and some random surprises, and just like me, you’ll be wondering how to fit it all in to one fun packed afternoon/evening.

If you like the sound of what’s in-store, you have just one month left to get your tickets, and find out more from www.chelmsford.gov.uk/fling . Hope to see you there!

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