Houlton unveiled as headline sponsor of Rugby’s Got Talent & Rotary Club Music Festival

Houlton is immensely proud to be headline sponsor for the epic return of this year’s Rugby’s Got Talent and Rugby Music festival. 


The Music Festival, Rugby’s annual musical showcase, hosted by Rotary Club Dunsmore, takes place this August bank holiday weekend and celebrates new and established talent from across the region.  


This year’s event, held in Caldecott Park is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever before with over a dozen local artists and bands set to perform throughout the day, including Duke’s Jetty, The Ben Holder Jazz quartet, and the winner of Rugby’s got Talent.


Local vendors supplying drinks, street food and young children’s rides will support the musical line-up, helping to create a fun-filled fiesta for the community to enjoy. 


The annual local search for Rugby’s next musical champion dubbed ‘Rugby’s Got Talent’ is now in its sixth year and invites local singers and bands to perform in three knock out rounds which culminate in a live grand final. 


The winner who reigns supreme in the live final will perform at the Rugby Music Festival on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August, as well as bagging themselves a cash prize, live radio interviews and other performance opportunities. First and second runners up also receive cash prizes of £200 and £100 respectively.


Kyle Smith, Communications, Communities & Partnerships at Urban&Civic said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this year’s event for the 5th consecutive year. With live music suffering a devastating setback in the last couple of years due to pandemic restrictions, it was more important than ever this year that Houlton was able to throw its support behind the cause and bring the event back for its biggest year yet. 


“It’s always so important to us that we support local talent and business and this event is a great example of the magic that can be created when the two come together! 


“We have a longstanding partnership with the Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore and relish supporting this fantastically well-established event, which is so well-loved across the community, it gets everybody excited and is an unmissable event in the annual calendar.” 


Houlton is now home to over 800 families living in the new community as well St Gabriel’s Primary School, Houlton Secondary School and thriving community hub home to The Tuning Fork, nursery and Co-op. A further 5000 homes are planned at Houlton over the next 10-15 years and homes are available through a range of housebuilders on site. 


Tickets to Rugby Music Festival are £5 and all proceeds to local causes and are available to purchase in advance of the day here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rugby-music-festival.


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