Oswestry's Fieldbounce Music Festival to attempt world record

By Jonny Drury | Oswestry entertainment | Published:

A new festival starting this year is attempting to break a Guinness World Record and raise money for a local charity.

Fieldbounce Festival

Fieldbounce Music Festival will take place on May 5 at Park Hall in Oswestry, with headline acts Scouting for Girls, Danny Howard,and Dappy already announced.

A host of other acts are anticipated, as are other events across the one day festival.

However the organisers are looking to make headlines themselves by breaking a world record, by having the most amount of people dressed in Zebra costumes in one place.

Festival organiser Shawn Melusi was inspired by the Kendal Calling Festival in 2013, which had the most amount of Supermen in one place at the same time.

He said it will add something a little extra to the festival, and raise money for charity at the same time.

He said: "We saw it had been done before, and thought it might be something a little bit different and good fun.

"Kendal Calling did it to raise money for charity, and we are doing the same, for Hope House.

"Beforehand we will be selling Zebra onsies and other outfits to raise money and in total we hope to raise £10,000.


"Then people who come will be about to donate, and for every person wearing one on the day, we will donate £5 to the charity."

Plans are gathering pace for the festival, with talks on going with acts for the line-up.

A dance competition is now set to take place at the festival, along with an area for comedians, and Mr Melusi has launched a special deal following the New Year.

He said: "Things are going well, ticket sales have been good and we've announced a few acts.

"We are in talks with other people and want to get a big act sorted for the older members of the crowds that will be there.

"We have also launched a deal that if you've got a ticket by February 15 you can win a free holiday, tickets for various big events and a host of other things."

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.


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