Dancers are urged to hit festival stage
LOCAL bands, dancers and singers are being called on to accompany hundreds of families as they enjoy two days of exercise fun.
GoFest is on the hunt for dance troops, singers, cheerleaders and gymnasts to showcase their talent at SportCity on Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25.
The event will play host to dozens of sports clubs over the weekend in a bid to get families fighting fit, developing new skills and making new friends.
Youth and community coaches from Salford Red Devils and Sale Sharks will be at the event along with Badminton England, Lancashire Junior Squash, England Netball and Manchester Tennis Academy.
Alongside coaches, top players from Sale Sharks players may also attend.
Jon Acheson, executive director of Sale Sharks Community Trust, said: “We really want to encourage families to get involved in sport together and the fact that GoFest is coming to Manchester this year makes it the perfect opportunity for us to get involved.”
Professionals from Manchester Giants Basketball Club will also be attending the two-day festival – teaming up with GB basketball to teach kids how to shoot some hoops.
There will be an inflatable basketball court for those who don’t want to take it too seriously and indoor sessions for families who want to play a real game on a full-sized court. Manchester Hawks Korfball Club will be teaching players the rules to the Dutch sport which is described as a cross between netball and basketball. Alongside the sport, there’ll be live entertainment, food and drink stalls and chance to relax in the early evening.
If you are interested in performing at GoFest, email paul.farris@gofest. co.uk or louise.entwistle@ gofest.co.uk for more information.
Ticket prices start from £14 for adults and £7 for children - visit www. gofest.co.uk to book.
A performance from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts on the main stage at GoFest 2015