2014 has been a historic year for many reasons; the Scots almost broke up the United Kingdom with a referendum on independence, Germany reclaimed the World Cup in Brazil and Northern Ireland turned pink as it hosted the Giro d’Italia.
Meanwhile, the Grassmen have reached double digits in 2014 as they churn out the tenth disc of the series.
In normal fashion their latest release is going to be aired for the first time on the big screen, as the tractor fraternity descend on the Tullyglass House Hotel once more on 30th December.
The team have organised this diesel-fuelled event in aid of their nominated charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
Last year’s event saw the largest audience to date for the annual screening, and the team recommend getting a seat early for another epic film night, with the doors opening at 7pm.
This year’s title may not be the surprise release that ‘Two Legends & A Donkey’ was 12 months ago but none the less, the eagerly anticipated third part of the Wilson Farming series will not disappoint any fans who make the effort to attend the launch night.
A tale of two halves, the story continues in the good weather of first-cut and the chopper colour debate begins in earnest, with every angle of Class vs. Krone examined in depth.
Contributions from Wilson Farming’s hire customers Tim West (Cumbria), Jimmy Seaton (Shropshire) and dairy farmer Mark Callander (Dumfries and Galloway) add an independent perspective to proceedings, with chopping veteran Harry Wilson there to provide an accurate summary of all the kit from an owner’s perspective.
The second half of the part three story captures the true challenges of agri-contracting in a tough year, as another downturn in the weather countrywide sees the silage quality of second-cut hit rock bottom.
Despite mechanical problems, the wet conditions and a burnt out chopper, the optimism of the crews is very evident as they battle on to get the grass in the clamp.
With over two hours of new Wilson footage ready for consumption alongside a special one-off preview of what’s to come over the next 12 months, the charity night screening is not to be missed.
Previous launches have seen over 1,000 Grassmen fans pack the Ballymena venue and have raised over £30,000 for charity since the first screening of ‘Fulla The Pipe’.
The team once again hope to have a packed house on, Tuesday, 30th December at 7.45pm sharp in the Tullyglass House Hotel for what’s sure to be a mighty night of entertainment.
For more information on the launch event please log onto www.grassmen.co.uk or call 07473 725 067.