THE family of a Chipping Norton teenager who died two years ago are rallying around to hold a festival in her honour.

It will be the third event held in memory of Emma Curtis-Smith, who collapsed while watching her boyfriend on his first parade at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and died three days later.

She had asthma and suffered a collapsed lung.

Emma's Trust Festival is being held at Chipping Norton Cricket Club and starts at 8pm tonight for the Media Mix Bigtop.

Up to 3,000 people are expected to attend the festival, tickets for which cost £15 on the door for tonight and are free on Saturday.

Music will include performances by three members of folk legends Fairport Convention, rock band Richlife, Banbury's Odd Ones Out, Oxford dubmeister Skylarkin Soundsystem, and South Parade, a young local band chosen to perform after winning the Emma's Trust inter-school rock competition.

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