Introducing the Cranleigh Music Festival 2010

PUBLISHED: 11:03 26 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:46 20 February 2013

Introducing the Cranleigh Music Festival 2010

Introducing the Cranleigh Music Festival 2010

Enjoy a late summer extravaganza at the Cranleigh Music Festival; a new fixture on the social calendar. Whether a classical or Sixties music fan, the two-day event has plenty to entertain. LAURA MANNING picks out some of the highlights

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine September 2010


Enjoy a late summer extravaganza at the Cranleigh Music Festival; a new fixture on the social calendar. Whether a classical or Sixties music fan, the two-day event has plenty to entertain. LAURA MANNING picks out some of the highlights



Need to know
What? Cranleigh Music Festival 2010
When? Friday September 3 and Saturday September 4
Where? The Showground, Cranleigh, GU6 7DW
Cost? Friday (advance): adults, 20; children, 5. Saturday (advance): adults, 25; children, 5.
How? Visit www.cranleighmusicfestival.co.uk or call 01483 600347.




  • Kicking off Cranleigh Music Festival, from 4pm on the Friday, there will be a showcase of local youth talent with highlights including Cranleigh band The Barricade, comprising five members aged 15, and Guildford-based The Fury, with members ranging from 17 to 20.




  • Next up, playing all the classic hits from the Sixties, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to the Beach Boys, The Overtures are sure to have everyone out of their seats. With an impressive repertoire of over 400 songs, therell be something for everyone.




  • Then, turn dancing queen for the night, with the spectacular Abba Platinum. Equipped with a six-piece fully live band, they shine with professionalism. Firmly rooted in the super-league of tribute entertainment, join them and sing the night away.




  • On the Saturday evening, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by the internationally renowned soprano Kathryn Harries and conducted by BBC Proms in the Parks Stephen Bell for a wonderful evening of classical music, sure to whet anyones appetite.




  • Its also a great opportunity to enjoy a picnic in true open air, proms-in-the-park style! With tables, chairs and gazebos to hire (or bring your own), you will be sure to have fun, rain or shine.




  • And its all taking place in aid of a good cause, too... The charity Local Youth Matters is at the heart of the Cranleigh Music Festival and they are aiming to raise a massive 50,000 from the event.




  • Finally, watch brilliant colours light up the sky with the stunning firework display finale rounding things off on the Saturday night.

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