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We are pleased to announce that the headliners for festival 2016 are UB40 tribute act, Rats in the Kitchen. They are a fully live, eight piece band that performs pulsating reggae hits spanning more than 25 years, from early hits such as 'King', 'Food For Thought' and 'Red Red Wine' through to some of UB40's most recent work combined with some foot stomping 80's Ska. Rats In The Kitchen provide a great live show and you are going to love thhem!
The festival has been awarded a £2500 development grant by Warwickshie County Council
4 January 2016
Organisers of Kineton Music Festival are very pleased to have been awarded a development grant of £2500 by Warwickshire County Council to support its development.
Warwickshire County Council announced the first round of winning bids in October from the fund that has been established to support tourism and cultural events. This recognises the importance of the visitor economy for Warwickshire in terms of growth and jobs.
The tourism event grant scheme was unveiled earlier this year by Warwickshire County Council inviting bids from organisations planning to hold events or festivals.
The scheme attracted strong interest with 32 bids from a diverse range of projects from across the county. Nine grants were awarded in the first round and Kineton Music Festival was one of these. The grants come as part of Warwickshire County Council's commitment to the tourism and culture sector.
Part of the criteria for successful bids was to demonstrate how the funding could be used to develop sustainability. At the heart of this initiative is the belief that such investment reaps longer term benefit for the local economy by giving local organisations the opportunity to attract visitors and boost the economy.
Cllr Philip Johnson, Chairman of the Communities Overview and Scrutiny committee, added: "Warwickshire has so much to offer visitors and events and festivals are a big part of the visitor-experience, so we are delighted to support these events and keen to hear from any others that would like to apply for the next round of grants."
The festival already attracts many visitors from outside the county and organisers are developing plans to promote the use of local hotels and B&Bs and encourage visitors to spend the whole of the festival weekend in the area and taking in some of the many attractions it has to offer.