Dates for next ea­gerly-awaited fes­ti­val re­vealed

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

THE team be­hind the hugely suc­cess­ful Bolling­ton Fes­ti­val has an­nounced the dates for the next event.

The fes­ti­val, founded by Dr John Coope more than 60 years ago, cel­e­brates the arts, sport and sci­ence, and at­tracts thou­sands of vis­i­tors to the town.

It cel­e­brated its 60th an­niver­sary in 2014, and after three years of wait­ing, its re­turn for May 2019 has been an­nounced.

John Beck, fes­ti­val chair­man, said the fo­cus is now on rais­ing cash to sup­port the not-for-profit event, with a tar­get of £70,000.

He said: “We are aim­ing to raise £70,000 over the next two years. There are a cou­ple of big­ger events planned – such as the Beer Fes­ti­val and the Gar­den Fes­ti­val – which we are hop­ing will raise a good chunk to­wards it.”

An Open Gar­dens event, or­gan­ised in aid of the fes­ti­val, will take place on Satur­day, May 27.

The Bolling­ton Beer Fes­ti­val, which will this year sup­port the fes­ti­val, takes place on July 21-22.

Vol­un­teers are also en­cour­aged to or­gan­ised their own events, or join the 100 club, a £1 lot­tery which raises funds for the fes­ti­val with a cash prize each month. For more in­for­ma­tion go to bolling­ton­fes­ti­val.org.uk.

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