A POPULAR music festival returnsi to Sible Hedingham next month.

Heditude Unplugged is a special winter version of the regular summer festival, which started in 2018.

Since Heditude began, the festivals have focused on the communities of Castle Hedingham and Sible Hedingham, raising funds for important causes in the area.

Heditude good causes include the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, Hedinghams United Football Club and Help for Harry, a fundraiser to help a child diagnosed with Treacher Collin’s syndrome when he was born in 2014.

Heditude Unplugged promises to be a more ‘low key’ affair with a smaller capacity and more intimate set up.

Described as an acoustic “little in-door mini-festival”, the show was inspired by the success of Heditude’s Acoustic Tent during the summer festival.

The show will take place in Ripper’s Hall at Hedingham Sports and Social Club on February 29th.

Doors open at 4pm with the music playing until 10.30pm.

There will also be a busker’s pitch for solo artists, duets and surprises.

Headlining the unplugged show are originals rock band Point Clear who made a big impression on the main outdoor festival in 2019.

This time they will be leaving their amps at home to show off their acoustic skills.

Other acts familiar to Heditude include Americana band Hargreaves and singer-songwriter and Gen Irving, who will be preforming songs from EPs Sad Songs And Sunsets and Gift From God.

A broad range of music styles and genres is promised across the line-up.

Organiser Chris Webb said: “We decided to launch Unplugged for a number of reasons.

“Obviously part of it is to raise more money for our causes but we’ve also started getting lots of local musicians interested in being part of Heditude and wanted to add some extra opportunities.

“As a rock musician, playing acoustically presents an interesting challenge.”