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Long Melford hosts Led Zeppelin hero's festival

A Three-day music festival which will help transform the lives of
children living in poverty on the streets of Brazil is being staged in

Festinho, run by a charity co-founded by rock legend Jimmy Page, has
dozens of musicians lined up to entertain the crowds.

They include The Blockheads who sprang to fame in the late 1970s
scoring a string of hits with singer Ian Dury.

It takes place over the weeked of August 29 to 31 in the grounds of
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford.

The show is expected to attract well over 1,000 people from a wide area.

But in a bid to attract local people Melford residents are being
offered tickets for a quarter of the normal price.

Festinho is billed as an intimate, family-friendly festival where the
organisers, crew, and many of the artists have given their time free
to help raise the profile of the Action for Brazil's Children Trust.

All profits go to the charity which helps the country's most
vulnerable children and young people through community-led arts
organisations, providing education, support and inspiration they need
to transform their lives.

Led Zeppelin guitarist Page, who started the ABC Trust with his
ex-wife Jimena, was awarded an OBE three years ago for his work with
Brazilian children.

A spokeswoman for the organisers said it was possible he might attend
the festival at Long Melford if his commitments allowed.