County’s ‘first female-fronted’ music festival to be held in Sleaford

The team behind Sleaford’s Thank Folk nights and its widely popular Thank Folk for The Ivy festivals are staging a new event next month.
Some of the acts appearing at the Rise Up festival in Sleaford.Some of the acts appearing at the Rise Up festival in Sleaford.
Some of the acts appearing at the Rise Up festival in Sleaford.

Lincolnshire's first female fronted music festival is coming to Sleaford on May 4 with the brand new event being hosted outside The Ivy bar and venue on Southgate.

The Rise Music Festival is a free event and will start at 3pm featuring 10 female fronted bands and acts set to perform live.

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Julie Mclelland and the organising team explained: “Musicians are coming from across the county as well as a young band from London called SW15 who will be making their debut in Sleaford.

“All genres of music will be represented so the organisers hope there will be something for everyone who enjoys live music.”

Other acts featured include Macy, Rebecca, Chekhov’s Gun, The Limewoods, The Miracle Cure, Triggered, The Thought Hooligans, Scarlet Joy, Tanzanian, Eden and Sisters Act and Friends.

Julie is lead singer with Sleaford Celtic folk rockers, The Band From County Hell and they will be last on stage. They are gigging around the country again in 2024 with a recent successful tour in Scotland.

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The event is also supporting Maggie’s, a charity that provides free expert cancer care and support in centres across the UK and online, offering cancer support specialists, psychologists and benefits advisors for you and loved ones.

All the centres offer a bright and welcoming space full of the kind of support that people facing cancer need and deserve.