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Music fans from Dursley and the surrounding area will be heading to the Old Spot Inn this Sunday (14 July) to celebrate the return of annual music festival, SpotFest. 

For one day only, the well-known pub will transform its garden into a festival showground with three acts taking to the stage to delight audiences between the hours of 4pm and 11pm. 

Sponsored by St. Modwen Homes – the developer behind the newly launched houses at the Littlecombe site on Lister Road – the event will be headlined by Thrill Collins; the first band to play at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. 

Steve Herbert, pub landlord at The Old Spot Inn said: “When Glastonbury didn’t take place last year, we decided to hold our own music festival for people to enjoy. Attracting hundreds of people, SpotFest 2012 was a huge success and helped celebrate the musical talent on offer in the Cotswolds. It seemed only right that we continue the tradition of SpotFest this year and, thanks to the support of St. Modwen Homes, we are delighted to be hosting Dursley’s second annual music festival this weekend. It even seems like we might have the weather on our side!” 

The Old Spot Inn’s own barmaid, Nancy Robb, will be performing as the lead singer of The Whole Grand Scheme, offering a selection of hits from Foo Fighters to Britney Spears, as well as some of their own songs. Local band, The Macaroni Penguins will also be playing at the festival.

Neil Simpson, sales and marketing director at St. Modwen Homes said: “Dursley is a fantastic market town in the heart of the Cotswolds and community events such as SpotFest help to make it an incredibly friendly and welcoming place to live. 

“Supporting the local community is very important to St. Modwen Homes and we always strive to get involved with activities and events that are taking place in the vicinity of our developments. We are very excited to be sponsoring this year’s SpotFest which sounds like a fantastic event and a great platform for showcasing talented local bands.”Construction is now well underway at St. Modwen Homes’ new Littlecombe development, with the brand new show home due to open its doors next week. 

When complete, Littlecombe will boast 94 properties and offer a variety of bespoke house designs for people to choose from; ranging from a semi-detached two bedroom ‘Romney’ house to a four bedroom detached ‘Southdown’ home that boasts a relaxing south-facing sun room leading onto a spacious, fenced rear garden. Thanks to an array of facades and unique design features – both internal and external – there are an impressive 17 house styles to choose from. 

Prices for the new homes start from £279,500 for a luxury four bedroom house. Properties are currently available to purchase from plan with the first homeowners due to move into their new home before Christmas. 

SpotFest is free for anyone to attend. The Old Spot Inn is located on Hill Street in Dursley. Family entertainment, including face painting and hot pork rolls will be available on the day.  For more information visit more information on the new homes at Littlecombe visit  

The St. Modwen Homes marketing suite is located on Lister Road, off Kingshill Lane, in Dursley (GL11 4BA) and is open 10am to 5pm Thursday to Monday inclusive. Appointments can be arranged by calling 0844 243 4747.