Zero Degrees Festival is Nearly Here and it’s Even Bigger!

This year’s Zero Degrees festival boasts nearly 80 separate events, building on the phenomenal success of last year’s festival, which saw thousands of people supporting the events.


Louth’s volunteer-led festival of music, comedy and the arts, will kick off with the massively popular Party in the Pews on Friday June 15 and closes with live music events at five different venues on Sunday July 1.


Festival Vice Chair Richard Varrall commented, ‘This year promises to be massively exciting.  We have many more people involved, new events and new venues, including 'Culture at the Canal', a rare screening of Oxide Ghosts (The Brass Eye Tapes) at Louth Playhouse Cinema, comedy nights at the British Legion and Riverhead Theatre, Northern Soul at My Father’s Moustache, Young Bloods at the Kings Head, showcasing music from local bands, as well as nationally acclaimed rock group, the Complete Stone Roses outside the King's Head.  In short, something for everyone!


Families are an important factor in the Zero Degrees Festival, and this year we have photography workshops and art-based activities for the whole family, as well as free outdoor music events at Spout Yard and outside at the King's Head.  And then there’s the great family atmosphere at Vintage Day in the Cornmarket, featuring the fabulous King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, as well as a classic car display.


The festival is funded through local sponsors and donations, and this year, to help raise funds, T-shirts can be ordered though the website and badges will be sold at the main events.  So come on, show your support for Zero Degrees!


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