One of the biggest synth-pop bands in the UK – Years & Years – has been named as the headline act for the MFOR Festival taking place at Lydiard Park in Swindon in July.
The band which released its latest album Palo Santo last year, will be performing its hit singles King and Shine at the event as well as other tracks from their debut album Communion which was the fastest selling debut album of any UK based band in 2015.
Band members Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen will wow the crowds at the festival which takes place on Saturday July 27. Other acts will be announced over the coming days.
Graham Stobbs, member of the organising team, said: “I’m thrilled to be able to confirm the headline act and names of other acts will follow. It’s taken a lot of work behind the scenes to get the line-up ready for this inaugural event – and we hope families from Swindon, Wiltshire and surrounding counties will support us.”
The event will also offer a range of other experiences including a climbing wall and an inflatable assault course. There will also be a food and drinks area, community participation and a charitable element with money being raised for veteran charity Walking With The Wounded and other local projects. One highlight of the event will be the Wiltshire-based Red Devils, the official parachute display team of the British Army who will be parachuting in.
“This event is about community, charity and music,” Graham said. “We hope local people will travel to one of the South West’s most beautiful country parks to enjoy up to ten hours of entertainment and music.”
The MFOR Music Festival takes place on Saturday July 27. Gates open at midday and the finish time is 10:30pm. Ticket prices are tiered – the earlier a ticket is booked, the cheaper the price.
Tickets booked up to Sunday March 31 are £32.99 for adults (aged 14 upwards), rising then to £37.99 until the end of May. Children’s tickets are £9.99 (aged five to 13 inclusive) rising to £12.99. Under fives go free – one young child per full-paying adult. VIP tickets for fast track access and extra benefits are £70 each. Information and tickets are available on the website at https://www.mforfestival.co.uk