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Re: Long Melford hosts Led Zeppelin hero's festival

I can't go to the event as I am at Knebworth that weekend, but I have
been promoting it through the exhibit, and a lot of people have taken
the promo about it.  I really hope it raises a lot of money and
awareness for the ABC!  :)  It would be great if Jimmy could attend,
as that would be so special for the event!  He's so awesome.... :)

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 1:42 AM, Meg Ireland <megireland9@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
> Suffolk.
> 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.
> Source:
> http://www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/news/Long-Melford-hosts-Led-Zeppelin.4387503.jp
> Meg