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Linton Music Festival 2011
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June 2011
Alma Inn, Linton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 7RY
www.lintonfestival.org


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Slowburner
Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash
The Manfreds


Click to view Saturday
The City Won
Ben Poole Band
Erja Lyytinen
Viva Santana!
Matthew Lee
Bernie Marsden
Oysterband


Click to view Sunday
Saxophonics
Bare Bones Boogie Band
Aynsley Lister
The Hamsters
Walter Trout
 

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The Linton Music Festival, now in its 11th year, is held in the grounds of the Alma Inn, Linton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Twice awarded CAMRA Pub of the year for Herefordshire (2002 and 2005) and featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
 
The rear of the pub provides the perfect venue for the music and ale festival. Rows of straw bails are provided for seating on land that gently slopes down to a purpose built stage. This natural amphitheatre and the professional sound system ensure a good view and great sounds for everyone. Surrounding the amphitheatre are a series of tents and marquees to provide cover in the event of rain. Sitting above the amphitheatre on the site of the Alma's car park is the catering area. A wide range of food was available, suitable for all tastes including a barbeque, hog roast, cake and coffee stall and Indian and Chinese cuisine. The beer tent offered a wide range of superb real ales plus lager, cider, perry and soft drinks.
 
There were three large car parks just a few minutes stroll from the venue and disabled parking at the front of the Alma Inn. Camping was available for 6.00 a night or 9 for the whole festival. One big improvement this year was the removal of the front stage supports with an RSJ supporting the roof giving a vastly improved view and a godsend to photographers. Merchandise was available adjacent to the stage and the volunteers of the St John Ambulance had little to do other than administer paracetamol (!), plasters and tend to one malicious bee sting. Backstage, artists were given a warm welcome in the hospitality tent which included a fine array of fresh foods (quite a rare treat these days).
 
The music was broad based ranging from pure nostalgic pop through to the blues - as a 'music' festival, there was something for everyone. The new Committee are to be congratulated for their organizational skills in
generating an atmosphere of wellbeing for the event and building a strong base from which to take the Festival further. The quality and range of the music, catering, parking, band turn-around, ticket sales, P/A, and M/C's ran smoothly, with only a few delays in getting the sound balanced.
 
The Festival is a non profit-making event and donations are made to various local causes and charities.  The Festival's sponsors are to be thanked for their generosity and support.
 
Thank you and well done Linton.

Steve Wosket and Alan White

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