Rain won’t stop play at the Wheatsheaf

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On a weekend that will see thousands of revellers descend on this year’s V Festival, you can get a festival atmosphere a bit closer to home.

The Wheatsheaf at Swinton is hosting a Garden Party on Saturday from 12 noon.

But don’t let the name fool you- the event isn’t going to be all croquet and cucumber sandwiches instead its going to be packed full of local music from both sides of the Border.

And if the typically unpredictable British weather takes a turn for the worse, cover from the rain will be provided to ensure the show will go on.

On the bill and giving one of their first shows in a while are Duns’ Easter Street who are sharing the bill with Ordinaryson, Le Woodsmen, Paul Sinclair, fresh from The Warehouse Announcement’s triumphant come back gig a few weeks ago and Summerland who regularly pack out The Wheatsheaf on Friday evenings.

The outdoor stage will host performances until 8pm and then the entertainment will move indoors for some acoustic sessions.

Entry is £5, under-16s free.