1:50pm Monday 4th June 2012
Organisers of this year's Redfest music festival near Redhill have announced a second charity that the event will be supporting.
The two-day event to be held on land at Robins Cook Farm from Friday, July 20, to Sunday, July 22, will be supporting the cause Alive & Well, started in 2009 and dedicated to taking direct action to alleviate suffering in Sierra Leone.
The charity raises money to buy 4×4s and drilling rigs, which they take to Africa to drill for water and save lives.
The cause also trains local people and lends them the rigs so that they can earn a living drilling safe water wells for more communities.
A statement from Redfest said: “One hundred per cent of funds raised goes into the project.
“Alive & Well pride themselves on avoiding the bureaucracy and getting straight to the heart of the matter to help.”
More details will be available at the event's merchandise stall, where wristbands will also be available, or can be viewed at the charity's website: www.alivewell.org.uk In April, the festival organisers announced this year's Redfest would be supporting Surrey charity the Orpheus Centre, the Godstone-based cause for young disabled adults who have a passion for the performing arts.
More than 80 acts have been confirmed so far for the sixth Redfest.
The headliners confirmed for the main stage so far are Modestep, Kids In Glass Houses and Foreign Beggars, with hotly-tipped outfit Echotape the most recent act signed to the bill.
The festival will also have an acoustic stage and a stage for introducing new acts, as well as two dance tents.
In addition there will be free camping on offer, as well as mountain board displays, a beer tent, and a choice of quality food including Mexican, Thai, Indian, vegetarian and vegan.
Last year's event was hailed as the best yet, drawing more than 2,000 music lovers and featuring top acts Ed Sheeran and Modestep.
After a shaky start with poor turn-outs and bad weather in its first two years, Redfest has in recent years gone a long way towards its aim of making a name for itself for providing a professional festival stage for up-and-coming and alternative musical talent.
The Ordinary Boys and Newton Faulkner have been among its most notable turns.
For more details about this year's Redfest visit the website: www.redfest.co.uk
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