#Rhubarbfest fever is beginning to grow

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Carlton village is getting ready for it’s fourth annual Rhubarbfest.

The family-friendly event started out as a street party four years ago and has quickly evolved into a popular festival.

Organised by the Carlton Village Residents Association (CVRA), this year’s event on Sunday May 25 is set to be the biggest yet.

From noon until 10pm there will be two stages, 19 bands and artists, fair rides and stalls.

One of the organisers, Justin Coley, said: “We’re expecting more than 1,000 people this year.

“We’re rushed off our feet organising it but we’re really excited about the day.

“We’ve had some well-known artists who normally play at Leeds and Reading festivals agree to perform, as well as local artists.”

The main road will be closed to traffic to allow for the fair rides and stalls and so the environment is child-friendly.

Mr Coley said: “The main music stage is at the rear of The Unicorn Inn and this year we have introduced an acoustic stage in the concert hall of Carlton Social Club.

“It is still a free event and people only have to pay for the rides and anything they buy.”

As well as the daytime activities there will be an open mic night at the Unicorn Inn until midnight.

For more information, go to: www.rhubarbfest.org.uk or their page: www.facebook.com/CarltonRhubarbfest or you can follow them on twitter @RhubarbFest