IT'S happy days for the first two-day Mappfest event as it has been handed another financial boost from the 'Fonz'.

Malvern's Andy Walker, known as Fonz, completed a dry marathon- going a whole month without touching alcohol- and donated the £700 he raised for the feat to the festival.

It is the second donation he has made, after given £1,000 to the festival in order for a second stage to be built.

Andy Mapp, organiser of Mappfest music festival, said: "He has really gone the extra mile for us once again, and we can't thank him enough."

He posted on the Facebook group for Mappfest: "Great big shout out to Fonz Walker.. He has not only donated £1000 of his own money to help us build our second stage but also he had just handed over £700 towards our total, the proceeds from his sponsored alcohol free month.

"Mr Walker, we salute you."

This year's festival will come with a spectacular climax – a flypast by the Red Arrows.

THE RAF’s legendary aerobatic display team has agreed to fly across Malvern Link Common venue for the festival on Sunday, June 21, just before the end of the show at 6pm.

There are to be three stages showcasing a wide variety of acts, including Ronin, Miss Pearl and the Rough Diamonds, Slack Granny, Black Russian and Stone Cold Killers.

Proceeds are being split between Acorns and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, and Mr Mapp hopes to double the £3,200 raised last year.