Allington’s packed schedule of Jubilee events will feature headlining concerts from The Band From County Hell on Friday 3 June and The Motown Review on Saturday 4 June. The events take place at Allington Playing field which has a full programme of activities. These include beacon lighting and The Belvoir Big band on 2 June and a car show and Spitfire flypast on 5 June. A bar and beer festival plus food will be present throughout the weekend.
With seven critically acclaimed albums to their credit, The Band From County Hell are one of Lincolnshire’s most enduring live acts. They are an original Celtic Folk Rock band who can boast over 2000 live performances. These have ranged from small venues to major festivals and their own show at The London Palladium. More information from the band’s website – bfch.co.uk
The eleven-piece Motown Review are the East Midlands premier Motown and soul band. Whether you’re a fan of Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder or The Velvelettes, their sets are packed with the sounds of Detroit City. More information from the band’s website – themotownreview.co.uk
The Jubilee beer festival starts on Friday at 6 pm. Admission is free except during the two main concerts. On both Friday and Saturday admission after 6 pm costs £10. You can get a weekend ticket for £15. These are available from the village website – allingtononline.co.uk and the village pub – The Welby Arms. The bands will be on stage at around 8.45 pm.
Allington’s celebrations are not confined to the playing field. There are street parties, open gardens, a scarecrow competition, flowers in the church, well dressing, a petanque tournament, a teddy bears’ picnic and, of course, fireworks. Sunday’s car show is actually three events with performance cars at Allington Manor and vehicles from the Allington Sports car owners club supplementing the main show at the playing field. Charlotte Porter will be performing to round off the live music programme.
For a full programme and more details go to allingtononline.co.uk