A QUEEN tribute act has been booked for the 20th anniversary year of The Shipston Proms music festival.

One Night with Queen has just been booked for Friday June 22.

Along with UK No. 1 Tribute Act 2017 Badness appearing on the final night of Saturday June 29, this promises to be a fortnight to remember.

This festival features music including pop, folk, blues, indie, heavy rock and classical beginning on Friday June 15 with covers band Mr. Ben and last year’s headlining band Too Fat to Kidnap.

The Fame Contest, on Sunday June 17 at the Townsend Hall, will again offer local musicians the chance to play on the main stage on the proms last night.

Throughout the fortnight there will be musical events in schools, halls, and pubs in the town and surrounding villages.

Classical music will include music from The Stratford Chamber Choir, Alexander Ardakov, the Russion virtuoso pianist, the Shipston Town Band and Young Musicians night at St Martin’s church Barcheston.

There will be a pub trail for those who enjoy a pint or glass of wine.

On Saturday June 30, music and events will start from 2pm with African drumming and music from the school band.

There will also be stalls this year including a sweet stall plus ice cream to buy from a vintage ice cream van. The festival finishes as usual with a free concert in the town square with UK No. 1 Tribute Act 2017 Badness, beat box trio Duke, the Texan Peacocks and the Buzzing Hornets plus the winners of the Fame Contest.

With the proms being just over a month away it’s not too late to enter the Fame Contest.

To enter, download an entry form from the website – wwwshiptonproms.org or email shipstonproms@gmail.com

Prizes are £50 for solos/duos and £100 for groups plus the chance to appear centre stage at the Last Night of the Proms.

For more information visit shipstonproms.org