The festival takes place on the bank holiday weekend of 27th and 28th May, is held at Melford Hall in Suffolk, and will this year see Newton Faulkner joined by American rockers Wheatus and British act Toploader both returning to play the festival for a second time. Newton Faulkner shot to fame in 2007 when his first album “Hand Built By Robots“, topped the charts, deposing Amy Winehouse, achieving a million sales and spending a year in the Top 40. His third album, Write It On Your Skin also topped the charts and he is now a highlight of the festival season, recently appearing at Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight Festival.
In celebration of the festival’s 10th anniversary, this year’s event is being billed as a “Greatest Hits” and sees the return of two of the most requested acts. Wheatus, famous for their huge hit Teenage Dirtbag ,which has since been covered by One Direction on their recent tours, headlined the festival in 2012 and are returning from America to bring their electric live show. Toploader had top billing at the festival’s first year at Melford Hall in 2013 and have been announced as the headline act on the Sunday of this year’s festival. Matt Keogh of LeeStock said:
“We’re amazed to have made it to our tenth year, and hugely honoured in that time to have donated over £100,000 to charity. We felt we really wanted a celebration of what all of our supporters had achieved and having seen all three acts’ live shows previously, know that everyone’s in for a treat this year.
“We aren’t finished with our announcements yet and have some new things and surprises up our sleeves. Having said that there will still be the hugely popular beer and cider festival and the Family Area which have gone down so well. We have already sold out of camping tickets and had to stop selling tickets on the door last year so are hoping for bigger numbers than ever this year”.
The festival is held annually at Melford Hall and raisies money for the Willow Foundation who provide special days for seriously ill young adults. Tickets are on-sale now for as little as £12 plus booking fee for a day ticket, with under 12s free. Full details can be found at www.leestock.org or on the festival’s facebook page, more acts are due to be announced shortly.
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