Vest-ival – A Celebration of Football and Music

Radio One DJ Annie Mac and chart topping band Toploader will headline an exciting festival this weekend which will also feature the FA Cup trophy on site as well as the Soccer AM crew.

The FA Football Action Vest-ival takes place at Jimmy’s Farm in Suffolk, UK, and those attending are encouraged to represent in their vests while raising money for Hanna’s Orphanage, a small charity set up to help vulnerable children of Ethiopia by supporting the maintenance and expansion of Hanna Orphans Home.

The charity fundraises in the UK for the orphanage and provides the children with toys, books, clothes and anything else they need. Hanna’s Orphanage is run by volunteers and all fund donated go directly to Hanna Orphans Home, Addis Ababa and other locations in Ethiopia.

It is set to feature numerous celebrities from the football world and a 5-a-side celebrity football game between Dion Dublin’s ex professionals, the artists, charity representatives and the public – anyone purchasing a ticket will automatically enter a prize draw to play in one of the four teams alongside the celebrities!

“We’re looking forward to rocking the farm and playing our part in what’s shaping up to be a top day of music, comedy and football,” said Toploader’s Dan Hardcastle.

“Football Action and Hanna’s Orphanage are both excellent charities so we jumped at the chance to help them raise money and be involved in the event.”

Doors open at 10am on Saturday 21 May and the music kicks off at midday. As well as space for camping on site, food and
drink will be available to buy from Jimmy’s Farm.

For up to date info on bands and comedians as they are confirmed join the Vest-ival Facebook group or visit the website at

VEST-IVAL is completely ‘non-for-profit’ and all proceeds will go to two UK-based charities, Hanna’s Orphanage, which supports orphans in Ethiopia and Football Action, which places volunteer football coaches and English teachers in developing countries across the world, including Ethiopia and India.

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