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Star Lonnie to meet Lonnie, four
2:00pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
MUSIC promoter Shaun Gallagher loves soul and jazz so much that he named his son after one of his musical heroes.
In 2011, Mr Gallagher launched the Campsoul music festival at Grove Farms off Milton Hill, between Didcot and Wantage, and it is back for the third year in a row.
The music promoter named his son Lonnie, four, after Lonnie Liston Smith, an American jazz, soul and funk artist, and now Mr Liston Smith has been booked to play at the festival, which runs from tomorrow to Sunday. Mr Gallagher said: “I named my son after him and he is coming to play a full concert from 5pm to 8pm with his band the New Cosmic Echoes on the Sunday night.
“Funk band Light of the World will also be playing at the festival on Saturday from 5pm to 6pm.”
Tickets cost £45 for a weekend pass and children under 12 get in free.
For further information on tickets and camping, visit campsoul-festival.com
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