A COMMUNITY festival is returning for its second year with a superb line-up.

Heditude festival is making a comeback this weekend after a successful first year in 2018 at the Hedinghams United FC ground in Sible Hedingham.

Festival bosses say the aim is to bring together the communities of Sible and Castle Hedingham.

The festival will be held tomorrow and will see a number of acts take to the two stages to entertain festival-goers.

Opening the day will be 1950s-inspired five-piece, Double Trouble, covering rock’n’roll, rockabilly and doo wop tunes.

Topping the bill this year are Essex-based ska band, Skamite.

The eight-piece group are not known to have played many charity gigs in the past, but members have said they will contribute their considerable talents to Heditude for ‘beer, burgers and travel expenses’.

They said: “We get lots of invitations to play at charity festivals, but we’re pretty busy so have to be selective.

“Heditude was an easy choice for us because of the causes supported and the great atmosphere the team created in 2018. We’re really looking forward to putting on a real show.”

The festival will also be showcasing some of Halstead’s own talent as rock band Point Clear will be taking to the stage at 3pm.

The group played the festival last year and members are keen to return to the main stage.

Lead singer and guitarist Jamie Pottinger said: “We had a great time last year attending the festival. Great atmosphere, great music all day. Bring it on.”

Also returning to the main stage this year is the very first band to take to a Heditude stage.

Hargreaves are back and will be performing at 6pm with a longer set of breezy Americana music infused with blues, country, soul and funk influences.

Gates will open at 11.30am and remain open until 9.30pm.

For more information about the festival and to find out how to buy tickets on the day, visit www.heditude.org.

Tickets on the day cost £15 for adults and £5 for children under 12.

Children under five go free.