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Main Event: Playground Party, Saturday 9 July 2011, 2.30pm held on the grounds of Garforth Academy, Garforth
Featuring Billy Bragg, Salsa Celtica and much more
Single: £15.00 (Standard)
Single: £12.00 (Concession – under 16s or over 60s)
Family: £40.00 (2 adults & 2 under 16s OR 1 adult & 3 under 16s)
Under 5s go free when accompanied by a paying adult.Discounts available for local residents – information to follow.Also available from School Partnership Trust Uniforms, 115 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds, LS251AF and Jumbo Records, St John’s Centre, Leeds,

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N.B. There is NO PARKING on site. Alternative parking will be signposted on all routes into Garforth.
The Playground Party once again brings together an outstanding line up of the some of the best and most talented acts from the U.K and beyond. For just £15 this has to be the best value festival day in the U.K. Expect some amazing performances from local acts alongside Billy Bragg, Salsa Celtica and many more TBC, all hosted by the wonderful Mike Hancock. Not to be missed!

In the past 30 years of his career, Billy Bragg has recorded hit singles, composed Top Ten albums and written political anthems while blending elements of folk & punk rock and singing honest songs from the heart. Billy Bragg embarked on a solo UK tour on 1st December 2010, he will be headlining the Main Stage at Garforth Arts Festival 2011."
…a formidable, inquisitive and globetrotting combination of story-teller, historian, activist, father, enthusiast, pilgrim, entertainer, minstrel, humorist, rambler, sermoniser and scholar …I often turn to no-nonsense, nimble-witted, worldly-wise Billy Bragg."
- Paul Morley, The Guardian.Website:

Salsa Celtica's synthesis of Scottish and Irish traditional music with all the Latin American elements of salsa has taken them and their music all over the world. In the last ten years the group has been a hit equally at major celtic, jazz, world music and salsa festivals. Their albums have topped the New York and L.A. salsa charts and European world music charts, the band has been nominated for folk music awards and appeared as themselves in a feature film. Their line-up combines some of Scotland and Ireland's most exciting traditional musicians together with a stellar group of world, jazz and salsa musicians from the U.K. and Latin America. Salsa Celtica is a stunning combination of virtuosity and energy, making them one of the most exciting groups on the world music circuit today. Started in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1995 Salsa Celtica has gone on to invent their own genre and then take it around the world and back again to critical and public acclaim. The group has released four studio albums, most recently "El Camino" also to critical and public acclaim. With a new studio album set for release in 2011 as well as a live album and DVD the band look set to push further their celtic salsa mission…"
A stunning marriage of musical styles..." - The Scotsman
"Scene stealers..." - The Observer, UK
"This unique group is a dynamic force on the world music scene" - Songlines