Stuff of Wonder as James prepares to play Berkofest

The Wonderstuff ANL-160520-111542001
The Wonderstuff ANL-160520-111542001

Berkofest is back – and this year Starsailor frontman James Walsh is treating the crowds to an acoustic set at the family-friendly festival.

The event – on September 
10 – is now in its fourth year, and singer-songwriter James will perform songs from his solo album Turning Point, as well as old favourites from Starsailor’s back catalogue 
including Silence is Easy, 
Lullaby, Four to the Floor, 
Alcoholic and Good Souls.

Joining James are The Wonder Stuff vocalist Miles Hunt and violinist Erica Nockalls, who will perform their own acoustic tracks plus Wonder Stuff material, 
including great hits The Size Of A Cow and Welcome To The Cheap Seats.

Also performing are Brit-pop icons Republica, who dominated the charts in the 90s –especially with their worldwide hit Ready To Go, before exploding back onto the scene in 2013 with a new EP, UK tour and festival slots.

“BerkoFest is all about quality and quirky
music at affordable prices, and I think with this year’s amazing eclectic line we have achieved that,” explains festival founder Charlie Hussey.

“It’s also about loving 
local, and some of the monies raised will be supporting local charities including the Swan Youth Centre which again has its own music stage at this year’s event.”

Broadcaster and comedian Robin Ince will compere once again and there will be drum workshops, facepainting and sand art to keep youngsters amused, while foodies will be able to feast on local delights.

Tickets are available on the ‘Berkofest 2016’ page on Facebook - and Gazette readers get a special early-bird discount!