Emmerdale festival to become annual?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 October 2012
Scouting For Girls

Scouting For Girls

A recent festival held to celebrate Emmerdale's 40th birthday could become an annual event

'Emmerdale' bosses want the show to have an annual music festival.

A special event featuring Scouting For Girls and The Proclaimers was aired as part of the ITV soap's 40th anniversary this week, and producers are now keen to work on one every year in what could be an 'Emmerdale' equivalent of Glastonbury festival.

Jason Merrells, who plays Home Farm boss Declan Macey in the soap, said: "It's kind of 'Emmerdale's answer to Glastonbury. There was a danger that that would be a ridiculous assumption, but when we arrived on set it looked amazing.

"It felt like a big festival. All the bands really joined in and got the vibe of it - it felt genuine."

Scouting For Girls previously said they were overjoyed to play a part in the iconic soap, and even struggled to concentrate as they performed.

Singer Roy Stride said: "Having played the Woolpack in 2010 we felt the next step as Emmerdale fans was to appear in the show and finally now our dreams have come true. Our Drummer Pete is the biggest Emmerdale fan I've ever met and I think we're going to have to work hard to keep him focused on the job in hand."

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