Editor and founder of Counteract. Freelance travel and music journalist.
Counteract Magazine can exclusively reveal the details of a FREE music festival being held at Villa Park on June 16 & 17, curated by none other than yours truly! Building on our relationship with the club, where we’ve been selecting local music to be played at Villa Park on matchdays, the free two-day event showcasing the best in local music will give ardent fans the chance to check out the new range of Aston Villa shirts and training wear, as well as the opportunity to buy the new Macron home kit immediately. The away shirt will be available to purchase from July 14. The fun-filled-festival will also be accompanied by a funfair, mini stadium tours, indoor football coaching, face painting, a food court and various other activities to give the free festival a real family feel. Headlining the Saturday will be Wolverhampton-based band The Lines who have recently announced their biggest headline show to date on December 15 at the Civic Hall. Speaking in light of the news, the band said: “Villa Park is one of those places with some proper history. It’s not just the home to Villa, it’s staged some amazing FA Cup Semi-Finals, and we’ve even been lucky enough to see the national team beat Spain there. So to get to play Villa Park is gonna be massive!“ Also joining them will be other local rising stars including Swim Deep, Dakota Beats, The Bluebeat Arkestra & The Culture – with more to be announced in the coming weeks. We’re really pleased with the bands we have confirmed so far and there are more to be announced so stay tuned to our website and www.avfc.co.uk in the coming weeks! The festival will be held at Villa Park across the Father’s Day Weekend of June 16 & 17 and entry is completely free.