Rowchester festival to kick off

ROWCHESTER House, near Greenlaw, is hosting its music festival this weekend, with The Futureheads top of the bill.

The Sunderland group, who have scored a number of top 40 hits, perform on Saturday.

The festival is the brainchild of house owner Leonard Harper Gow. It will again support the Teenage Cancer Trust, and will be kicked off tomorrow night with an evening of local entertainment from acts such as Berwick band the Warehouse Announcement.

Also on the main stage will be Jakil, Flutatious and the Borders’ own Dull Fudds, and an acoustic stage will host a variety of solo artists.

Leonard said: “We’re marketing the Sunday as our chill-out day and we’ll be having a lot of soul and jazz music.”

Weekend tickets cost £40 for adults and £20 for those aged 12 to 17. Day tickets are £12 for the Friday and £15 for the Saturday and Sunday, while youth tickets for all three days are £7.50 each.

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