Thousands expected for festival show

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MORE than 2,000 people are expected to turn out tomorrow for a concert at Cusworth Hall.

Organisers of this year’s Cusworth Festival are expecting to beat last year’s turnout for the annual music festival held in the grounds of Cusworth Hall, which provides the backdrop to the main stage.

Headlining this year will be 1980s mod band The Gents, who will be performing tracks from their first album, How it all Began, and their soon to be relaunched second album, Waiting to be Seen.

Other performers at the event at the Grade I listed hall will include Acoustic Angels, Famous Villains, Stafford Galli, Whizzkid and Chris Madin.

Proceeds from the festival will support the work of the Aurora Centres in Doncaster, Mexborough and Bassetlaw, which aim to help and support local people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

One of the festival founders Trish Wood said: “Last year’s event was hugely successful, with over 2,000 people descending on Cusworth Country Park to attend the festival.

“The 2012 event is set to be even bigger and better and we hope to raise as much money as we can for the Aurora Centres, so I would encourage the people of Doncaster and surrounding areas to come along and have a fabulous time, while raising money for charity too.”

There will also be a whole host of activities on offer for all the family, including fairground rides and face painting.

Tickets will be £15 for adults, or £5 for children aged 12 to 16. Children under 12 can get in free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Gates open at 11am, with live music from 12noon until 10pm.

Log on to www.cusworthmusicfestival.co.uk for further information on the festival.