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Party To Remember For JCB’s Birthday Bash!

JCB is set to throw the biggest party in its history as a thank you to thousands of UK employees past and present.

The spectacular JCB Family Festival is being held on the company’s picturesque Wootton Estate close to the World Headquarters in Rocester – with more than 15,000 people expected to attend.

The day-long event on Saturday, July 16th will feature eight live music acts from 11.30am – with a rousing finale from critically-acclaimed singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The Festival will be compered by TV presenter, magician and comedian Stephen Mulhern and will include celebrity cooking demonstrations from popular TV chef Ainsley Harriott MBE.

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said: “We originally intended to celebrate JCB’s 75th birthday in 2020 but unfortunately Covid got in the way of our plans. So, I am delighted we can throw a belated party to say thank you to our employees past and present who have done so much to build the company into the success it is today. Staffordshire is where our business began and where our heart remains, so it is fitting to be celebrating in some of the county’s most stunning countryside. The JCB Family Festival really does promise to be a day to remember with one or two surprises thrown in.”

The invitation only event is open to UK employees and their families and retired employees who will toast their contribution to JCB’s success with complimentary food and drink.

A12-man JCB Dancing Digger team will be taking three bows at the Festival and horsepower of a different kind will be provided with Atkinson Action Horses and their highly skilled horses and stunt riders, who thrill and excite audiences around the world with breathtaking performances.

Another highlight will be an appearance by Carters Steam Fair, a travelling vintage funfair with rides dating from the 1890s to the1960s, as it embarks on its last ever tour. There will also be a classic car show, ferret racing, a dog and duck show, Punch and Judy, a sheep show and acrobatic and strongman displays.

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