The Imjin Music Festival has announced that it will be headlined by the renowned tribute act The Bootleg Beetles and that the Spitfire fly-past will now be sponsored by Cheltenham’s first chambers – Cotswold Barristers.
The free music festival is held at the Imjin Barracks in Innsworth on the ninth of June will be to in honour of the Queens 90th Birthday and will include a Spitfire fly past, military pageantry from The Band & Bugles of The Rifles and the British Army’s famed Light Infantry and Sound Retreat before more live music from local bands on the big stage followed by the headline act – The Bootleg Beetles. There will also be delicious street foods as well as children’s entertainment throughout the day.
When Carla Morris-Papps, CEO of the Cotswold Barristers and a recent recruit to Royal Gloucestershire Hussars herself, heard about the fly-past she was keen to get involved. “I joined the Hussars last year and from the inside you can see what great work our forces are doing both abroad and here at home.
“We want to show our support for them and by sponsoring the music festival with other local companies we are ensuring that the good community work put in by our Gloucestershire armed forces is continued – it will be a night not to miss.”
Brigadier Paul Tennant, Director of the Imjin Music Festival added “We were delighted by Cotswold Barristers’ unhesitating support for this year’s Festival, which celebrates the strong relationships we have with the civic and business communities from across Gloucestershire. It is especially fitting that, as we celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, we will be joined by both a Spitfire and a Lancaster bomber on 9th June. The very generous sponsorship by Cotswold Barristers of the Spitfire flying display is symptomatic of the very high regard the County has for our Armed Forces. It promises to be a great night, full of music and excitement, and we hope as many citizens of Gloucestershire as possible will join us.”
The festival is free to all and tickets and information can be ordered online at www.imjinmusicfestival.uk