A FREE festival to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign will be going ahead with a huge line-up despite delays.

The Abingdon Jubilee Meadow Festival, which was due to start on Wednesday at Rye Farm Meadow, was cancelled for one day after travellers moved onto the site leaving the council to clean up rubbish left on the field.

However, the show must go on with a four-day line-up of events that are free to attend.

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Today (June 2) many of Abingdon’s clubs and societies will be at Rye Farm to promote their activities with live music in the main field until 8pm.

Taking to the stage will be Superloose, Llama Bite Captain Kuppa T and the Zeppelins, BMW, Doug Graves and the Sextons, Catgod, Beard of Destiny, Osprey Ospret and the OX4 All Stars, Darkgnoss, Daze, The Shapes, Warren James and Hope & Glory.

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The Friday line-up is set to be Von Braun, Mighty Redox, Barracane, Dolly Mavies, Daisy Chain, Bryan Jaci, Hogerswolf, Ben Heaney, Rodney Quakes, and Rockade.

Abingdon Mayor Andy Foulsham said: “I am delighted that we are still going ahead on the Thursday with our local bands and community groups coming together.”

The fun continues into the weekend with more music and dance, face painting, Punch and Judy, and balloon modelling. The celebrations will end on Sunday with a bun throw in the Market place at 5pm.

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This story was written by Rebecca Whittaker, she joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Rebecca covers education and news in Abingdon and Wantage.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Rebecca.Whittaker@newquest.co.uk or calling 07824524333

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