A FAMILY music festival is set to return to Sible Hedingham for its second year.

Organisers have announced that Heditude will be returning to the football ground, in Sible Hedingham on Saturday, June 8.

Spokesman Tracey Ashmeade said: “Last year’s event was an overwhelming success.

“We got some great feedback and learned a huge amount through organising it that we will apply to this year’s event to make it even better.”

Last year was the first time the event had been held. It was hailed a success with about 750 people attending. Organisers donated £700 to Hedinghams United FC and £400 to Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, as well as covering their costs and securing the funding needed to stage the event this year.

This time the organisers hope to sell at least 800 tickets and to increase the charitable donation.

Organisers say the festival is about bringing together the communities of Castle Hedingham and Sible Hedingham through music and performing arts.

This year there will be two stages providing almost nonstop music from midday until 9pm.

Last year original Celtic folk group the Band From County Hell, Gorillah Radio, The Green Brothers, Tundra, Hargreaves and Amy Westney took to the main stage entertaining the hundreds of festival-goers.

This year’s line-up is expected to be revealed shortly.

Following the first Heditude festival last June, organising committee chairman Aaron Stevens said: “We wanted to bring the communities of Sible and Castle Hedingham together, to promote local talent and to raise funds for causes important to the area.

“All the feedback we’ve had suggests we succeeded with all three.” There was also much praise for the event among festival-goers who said they were keen for it to continue this year.

More details on the programme and tickets are expected to be be announced soon.