A POPULAR Herefordshire festival where actor and DJ Craig Charles and an international ABBA tribute band will perform has shared an important message to locals.

The El Dorado music festival, held in the picturesque grounds of Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury, has addressed noise concerns from those living near the site.

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The festival, which starts today (Thursday) and runs until Sunday (July 3), is boasting funk and soul DJ Craig Charles and international ABBA tribute Bjorn again.

But Eastnor Castle shared a missive with locals, saying there will be a special hotline for any concerns over noise.


The castle told residents of Eastnor and the local area that a noise management plan has been prepared alongside the Environmental Health department at Herefordshire Council to minimise noise nuisance for local residents.

Noise levels will be monitored throughout the event, both within the site and at agreed offsite locations, it said.

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Anyone who experiences any nuisance caused by noise during the event has been told to call the residents' hotline number on 0333 880 2459 which will be open during event hours.

At the festival, Groove Armada is set to headline on the main stage – known as the Garden Stage – as the duo Andy Cato and Tom Findlay perform their electronic music with songs including Superstylin’, I See You Baby, and At the River.


The group has released eight studio albums, four of which have charted in the UK Albums Chart top 50.

Earth, Wind and Fire experience ft Al Mckay is the other headliner ready for festivalgoers to dance and sing to the well-known 70s band’s song September.

Wilkinson will also be there, performing his chart-topping single Afterglow on the Cirque du soul stage.

Mark Wilkinson, better known by his stage name Wilkinson, is an English record producer, DJ and remixer, who has released music on RAM Records and Hospital Records, as well as Virgin EMI.