ROMSTOCK is returning for the eighth year this weekend as the music extravaganza has become a firm fixture in the Summer festival season.

On Saturday, (June 15) singers and bands will descend on Romsley for an all day musical extravaganza which has got bigger with every year.

The first Romstock was held as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations in 2012 and attracted around 200 revellers.

This year’s festival - which is being headlined by Supernova playing tracks from the 80s and 90s - is expected to be attended by more than 2,000 people.

Romstock organisers are hoping for a repeat of last year's success when the sun shone and thousands of revellers enjoyed the entertainment.

On playing fields at St Kenelms Road, it will run from noon till 9pm.

Tickets, at £15 in advance or £32 for two adults and three children, are available at the Co-op in Romsley or at

Organiser Mark Moran said: "The first Romstock was about 200 people dancing and a few bands - it has gone from strength to strength and there were 2,000 people last year.

"There will be four or five circus tents - so plenty of coverage if the weather isn't kind.

"Romsley is the perfect venue for a mini festival like Romstock, the setting is idyllic - it's a lovely day - complete with a huge PA system and great music - it's going to be a cracker this year and every penny of profit goes to youth community projects."

Bands performing include The Jam DRC, Bhangra Smash Up, Rattlesnake Jake, Strictly Abba, Paul Shakespeare as Elvis, punk band Vaseline, a Blondie tribute, Uncleiansaudiocircus and Dave Onions.

Romstock, which is staged by Romsley Parish Council, is a non-for-profit event and any profits made are ploughed into community projects within Romsley - this year it will go towards plans for a basketball court on the playing fields.

Mr Moran said: "It really is a great family day out and is the perfect environment for young and old to party together."

There will a bouncy castle, face painting, and food and drink stalls. People can also take their own refreshments, but no glass bottles are allowed.