League toppers at festival

Press shoot for Wall of Sound and The Human League
Press shoot for Wall of Sound and The Human League

ANOTHER new festival is being launched in Leeds this summer with broader appeal and big names in music and entertainment.

MFEST is a family-oriented festival, with a mix of music, comedy, children’s entertainment and sports personalities.

It takes place on the weekend of Saturday, July 7 and 8 in the grounds of Harewood House.

Headliners are Texas on the first day and The Human League on the Sunday with others involved including Bob Geldof, Paul Heaton, The Levellers, Beverley Knight, Heaven 17, Inspiral Carpets, Secret Affair, Glen Matlock, Soul II Soul, From The Jam and The Farm.

It’s not merely a nostalgia fest, however, as these well established acts will share the stage with modern day chart favourites Cher Lloyd, Matt Cardle and Scouting for Girls during the two-day extravaganza.

Added to this are new British breakthrough artists, including The Low Suns, Clement Marfo and The Frontline, Missing Andy and Steve Appleton.

Sports personalities will attend as will comedy acts, who are still to be confirmed.

MFEST has a capacity of 15,000 on each day, with gates opening at 11am and the first artists taking to the stages at 1pm.

Day tickets are £49.50 (adults) and £25 (11-16-year-olds) with 10 and unders free (one child under 10 free per paying adult) - £5 from every ticket sale will go to Morrisons Raise a Smile charity for Save the Children.

For tickets, visit www.themfest.com or www.ticketline.co.uk or call 0844 8889991.