THE final act has been revealed for the series of music shows at Ludlow Castle in the summer but not everyone is happy about the plans.

Nile Rogers&CHIC will perform in the Castle grounds on Saturday, July 24.

This puts the final piece in the jigsaw of four shows that come hot on the heels of the Ludlow Arts Fringe Festival.

The other performers in the programme are Rag ‘n’ Bone Man on Thursday, July 20, Kaiser Chiefs on Friday, July 21 and Bastille on Sunday, July 23.

The concerts are labelled ‘within these walls’ and will be a new initiative to bring more people into the town and provide entertainment for locals.

Ludlow Castle is a major attraction in the town and already hosts events during the year, including the September Food Festival and Festival of Lights, part of the new winter festival.

Tickets for the July shows have been on sale and there has been an opportunity for locals to pre-book.

When ‘the Advertiser’ went on the booking site last Friday morning, there was a message ‘ We are currently processing the maximum possible number of bookings we are able to handle at one time.’

Supporters of the programme of shows believe that they will bring large numbers of people into the town boosting business for shops, pubs, restaurants and other traders.

But not everyone is happy and Vivienne Parry, a Ludlow town councillor and Shropshire councillor for Ludlow South, says that residents in the area are unhappy about noise and disturbance as hundreds of show goers make their way home late at night.

However, Mrs Parry says he appreciates the importance of boosting the local economy

But she also fears that there may be late-night drinking and the town will have a big clean up that will have to be paid for by Council Tax payers.

“I believe many people will be parking at the Rugby Club so just image what it will be like when people set off home on these narrow roads late at night,” said Mrs Parry.

The councillor is also concerned about the potential for heavy lorries bringing sets and equipment, damaging buildings and taking up parking spaces.

“A deep clean will cost more than £5,000, so who picks up the bill for this and any damage?,” Mrs Parry added.