ORGANISERS of a charity fundraising music festival have been left shocked and confused following the theft of a second roadside poster.

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The Waldstock Festival, now in its second year, is being held at the Fighting Cocks Public House in Wendens Ambo on July 22, 33 and 24.

However, the festival has received a set back following the theft of two of its signs – which have been dotted around the routes into Saffron Walden – to promote the event.

One of the posters has since been found, behind a hedge around 100 yards from its location, and organisers believe that “shady events” are afoot.

Spokesman Barney French said: “All proceeds are going to local charities, Medics being chief among them, yet someone is clearly intent on putting a spanner in the works this year.

“Each sign has been legitimately placed and they cost us £30 each and the charity simply cannot afford to be losing money like this. We need support now more than ever.

“All we are trying to do is promote local music and business, and raise much needed funds for charities in the area during difficult financial times, who could take exception to that?”

At the time of going to press, investigations into the theft of the roadside signs remain ongoing.

However tickets for Waldstock 2011 – which will see 25 bands performing over three days – are still available at the Fighting Cocks Public House and Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre. Advance passes for the three days cost £12, although individual day passes can be purchased on the door.

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