THIS is the 10th anniversary of 'Sheep Music' and Presteigne's three-day funk, folk and roots music festival, on July 20, 21 and 22, is celebrating in style.

Many of the performers who played at the first event will be returning, including the Czech duo Kukulin who were the inspiration for the original festival.

After two years at the Warden Castle Mound the festival moved to Kinsham Barn and then back to Presteigne. The last three years have found the festival at the town council-owned field Wents Meadow on the edge of Presteigne. The field itself has had a lot of community time and effort spent on it particularly in the last nine months and now boasts a rebuilt barn, a landscaped community garden, a skateboard bowl and mains electricity and water.

Sheep Music is delighted to be able to incorporate these improvements, which even include a mud and grass stage, which will be used inside the main tent.

There is also a BMX track, which will be a feature of this year's entertainment when a local recording studio project combines with BMX riders to present a BMX ballet. As usual this family friendly weekend has a superb range of music with everything from drum 'n' bass to folk music on offer over the course of the three days.

Friday night features two local bands alongside Pronghorn, a madcap hillbilly outfit, funk band Headbound and Ism from Liverpool who finish the evening with a burst of 'apocalyptic, hip twisting fat beats'.

On the Saturday, music starts at midday with the dulcet tones of singer Emma Heath and ends with the irresistible ska rhythms of Smoke Like a Fish. In the 12 hours between you can hear everything from R&B to jazz, Latin, reggae, funk and hip-hop including previous favourites Future Shock and the unique live band and DJ collective Dubmerge.

The Sunday bill features festival regulars like Your Dad and Mystery Juice as well as people who played at the first festival including Blakes 3, The Tango Band and Kukulin. There will also be a chance for a young string ensemble On The Fiddle, created specially for the weekend, to perform alone and with other musicians.

The whole weekend is packed with workshops for both kids and adults including puppets, storytelling music, painting, pottery, feltmaking and belly dancing. For more details phone 01544 260220.