Stradisphere is ‘growing each year’ - organiser

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Some of Europe’s best tribute acts will descend on Stradbroke in the summer as award-nominated festival Stradisphere returns for a third year.

Set to take place on Friday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 at the Stradbroke Community Playing Field, a host of tribute acts to the likes of Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Oasis and Sting and the Police will perform. Redgrave rockers Walkway and Signs, formerly known as Twisted Piglet, are among the latest acts to be confirmed.

We are growing little by little each year and learning what the crowd want, it’s a privilege to see acts from around Norfolk and Suffolk also get their chance to play

Brett Baber

More than 20 acts will play across two stages, some among the best tribute acts in the continent, while funds raised will be donated to Help for Heroes in memory of Private James Grigg.

The main stage will also be named after the former village resident, who served in the Royal Anglian Regiment and was killed in action in Afghanistan in March 2010.

Brett Baber, Stradisphere co-founder, said: “We are growing little by little each year and learning what the crowd want, it’s a privilege to see acts from around Norfolk and Suffolk also get their chance to play.

“We had our first sell out last year on the Saturday and we are fully expecting to sell out the whole event for 2016.”

Last year’s event was nominated in a number of categories at the UK Festival Awards, including Best Small Festival, Best Grassroots Festival, and Best Toilets.

For more information and tickets see www.stradisphere.co.uk

A number of early bird tickets for the weekend, held at last year’s price of £25, remain available.