Anglian Water to host fun-filled weekend this summer – tickets now on sale!
Could this be Rutland’s very own answer to Glastonbury? Rutland Water music festival is set to hit the shores of the reservoir this summer with site owners Anglian Water announcing the line-up for the very first music festival in the UK’s smallest county.
The festival, taking place on the 13-14 June 2020 is to be headlined by British pop-rock bands Scouting for Girls and The Hoosiers. They will be supported by tribute acts and local independent artists from across Rutland and Leicestershire as well as plenty of local businesses selling food and drink and free fun-filled activities for all the family.
Visitors can choose to come for one or both days and can even camp overnight at the reservoir for the first time ever. Tickets are currently on sale, with early bird offers extended until the end of February. Prices start at £45 for adults and £30 for children over four.
Rutland Water is owned and run by Anglian Water and is one of the largest reservoirs in Europe welcoming around 2 million visitors every year; supplying water to customers across the East Midlands and East of England. Set in 3,100 acres (13 km2) of countryside, it has the largest surface area of any reservoir in England, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and internationally recognised wetland habitat. This festival itself will be situated away from any environmentally sensitive areas, but there will be plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about the diverse habitat and conservation work that the reservoir has to offer.
Angela Tobin, Event Organiser for Anglian Water, said: “We’re so excited to be holding Rutland’s first music festival this summer. The reservoir is already extremely popular with locals and visitors, and this is such a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the park and all the county of Rutland has to offer.”
All stalls as well as food and drink vendors will be local businesses, and organisers will be aiming to minimise the use of plastic at the event, reflecting the water company’s promise to help tackle plastic wastefulness across the region. There will be both free and paid for activities for the whole family to enjoy. Angela added: “It’s part of our ethos as a business to give something back the to the communities we serve. On a day-to-day basis for Anglian Water, that means protecting the environment, supporting the local economy and ensuring we’re investing in a resilient network for the future.
“Rutland already has a real sense of community, the county’s motto - ‘multum in parvo’ - means ‘much in little’ and we hope the music festive will be reflective of that, something visitors and the local community will support, be proud of, and return to year after year.”
Tickets and further information on the festival are available at: https://anglianwaterparks.co.uk/anglian-water-music-festival.