One of the area’s biggest summer festivals has announced when its 2023 edition will take place.

And for those who can’t wait to book their place at next year’s Lakefest, early bird tickets will be going on sale this week.

The festival, which this year saw some 15,000 visitors descend on Eastnor Castle Deer Park near Ledbury, will return on August 10-13 next year.

No acts have been confirmed yet, but Lakefest consistently delivers a line-up featuring some of the biggest music acts around.

Ledbury Reporter: The Manic Street Preachers headlined Lakefest this yearThe Manic Street Preachers headlined Lakefest this year (Image: Lakefest)

This year, headliners including the Manic Street Preachers, Leftfield, Supergrass, UB40 and Louise Redknapp.

READ MORE: UB40, Manic Street Preachers and Supergrass at Lakefest 2022

Across the festival, there was also entertainment from international BMX display teams, a junior talent competition and a nightdrop featuring lasers and pyrotechnics by The Red Devils freefall parachute display team, as well as wellbeing workshops and more.

Festival managing director Lee Martin said: “It takes years to build trust, but as Lakefest enters its eleventh year, I'm beginning to feel that we're achieving that. It certainly hasn't been easy.”

Westons Cider strengthens sponsorship ties with Lakefest

He said exciting plans are in place for next year and that more announcements would be made in the coming weeks.

Ledbury cider manufacturer Westons has strengthened its ties with Lakefest.

Ledbury Reporter: About 15,000 people attended Lakefest this yearAbout 15,000 people attended Lakefest this year (Image: Lakefest)

A spokepserson for the Much Marcle-based producer said: “It is our local festival and the team at Lakefest are really good at putting on a great show.

“We have so much fun being there, with so much to do and see. We love it.”

READ MORE: Louise Redknapp praises Lakefest crowd after festival performance

The newly named Westons Cider Early Bird Tickets will be released on Sunday, October 16, at midday.

Ledbury Reporter: Louise Redknapp on stage at Lakefest 2022Louise Redknapp on stage at Lakefest 2022 (Image: Lakefest)

Given that the release of 2023 Priority Tickets crashed the system and sold out within 24 hours, it might be wise to make a note of that date and time in your diary.

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