Small World Festival August 2-4

Where can you find a mix of red-hot Latin and Congolose rhythms, the sizzling sounds of Brazilian Samba or lashings of Afro-Reggae?

Well you don’t have to go far! On the weekend of August 2 to 4 the last ever Small World Music Festival at Badger Farm at Asterby, near Louth, promises to be one of the hottest tickets of the summer.

The Wolds are a beautiful setting for the festival which will showcase the best of local music including the talents of brilliant Brazilian drummer Claudio Kron and his band PapaJaca as well as the sultry tones of Melissa James, who sings original blues and jazz.

There will be a wide variety of ‘fusion bands’, from Tantz performing popular Klezmer and Two Man Ting with their popular Afro-Reggae. Also on stage will be Riders in the Ska, a Shadows Tribut band.

Add to this Kiki de Ville and the Cadillacs performing Retro Rock-Americana music in the style of Imelda May and some old style R&B with the Boneshakers, there is bound to be a style to please everyone.

With mouth-watering Thai curry on offer, and plenty of Scrumpy Cider and Real Ale, no matter what the weather, festival-goers will soon get warmed up and in the mood to party.

And for the youngsters, there are all-day activities.

Weekend tickets are £50 in advance for adults, and £25 for ages 12-17, and include camping and parking. Under 12s are free. Day tickets are available at the gate. Information is at www.woldscollective.co.uk.