Music on the main stage from 2pm
2pm – The Ouse Valley Singles Club: ‘New Wave Comedy Skiffle’ Kicks off Bedford River Festival. A favourite local act with songs about the River Ouse, nice touch, Global warming and strange ladies in Bedford town centre.
3pm – Tom Grennan: Local lad Tom recently signed to Sony Records. Soon to be one of the biggest names in UK music. Expect tales of everyday life from the former Jebs frontman. Already clocking up so sold out solo shows, supporting The Libertines earlier in the year, he features as guest vocalist on the forthcoming new ‘Chase and Status’ single no less. Catch him around various major UK festivals this summer Including T- In The Park as well as on his home turf right here in Bedford. Why pay festival prices when you can get it free in Bedford.
4pm – The Mariachis: them off that Doritos advert! Bringing the fun factor to Bedford. The play versions of pop classics with a Mexican twist, including the Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’, East 17′s ‘Stay Another Day’ and Joan Jett’s ‘I Love Rock & Roll’. They have the whole country singing and partying along.In 2014 they headlined the Avalon Stage at the Glastonbury Festival. Also been on TV on shows such as The One Show, Good Morning Britain, A Question of Sport, Let’s Do Lunch, A League of Their Own, Graham Norton, Paul O’Grady, Sunday Morning Live, Peter Andre and Sunday Brunch.
5pm – The Scruff: Bedford’s finest band. The Scruff are a four piece that sit somewhere between Supergrass and The Jam. Recently championed on Radio 1 by Hue Stephens, the band’s profile is growing and growing. The lads are gearing up for a big release in September. Don’t miss the 5pm slot.
And it goes on and on. And then starts all over again on Sunday.
I’d take Monday off.