IF you're after a small friendly festival, why not go to Broom Hill this summer?

Now in its fourth year the Broom Hill Festival will take place on Saturday August 20, in a field near Compton Wynyates on the Warwickshire and Oxfordshire border.

It is organised by Tim Porter who runs regular music events in the area and also is co-ordinator of the recent Gloucester Rhythm and Blues Festival, and chairman of the Shipston Proms music festival.

Headline act singer-guitarist Debbie Bond is on tour from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.

Critics have described her as a cross between Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin.

A spokesman said: "A bundle of energy on stage, her set includes soulful Southern Blues, Rock, and New Orleans Jazz.

"Local band, The Meanies, mix Ska and Soul classics, and Hannah Johnson And The Broken Hearts add a touch of Honky Tonk Country music. Award winning Folk Roots singer Mark Harrison has a totally original approach to songwriting, and there will be Bluegrass from the wacky Clarksville Mountain Band who cover a range of popular songs in their own inimitable way." Local duo Barney and Jerv, who actually own the field, will provide "humour and popular covers", and the lineup is completed by local electric Blues guitarist Greg Brice.

Tim Porter says: "I have had an extremely busy musical year so far, and Broom Hill is a celebration of the end of the season with a real mix of styles to suit all tastes and all in a perfect setting."

Tickets this year can be purchased on the day at the gate.

Further details at www.facebook.com/bluesatbroomhillfestival