SEVERAL months of fundraising to cover the costs of hosting the 2019 GlastonBeoley music festival began in earnest last weekend, with a 24 hour cyclathon and live music at the Beoley Village Inn.
GlastonBeoley 2018 saw more than 1,200 music fans flock to the parish field in Beoley to listen to over 20 music acts who gave their talents for free, in turn raising £10,000 that was split between Deafblind UK and The Mental Health Foundation.
Festival organiser and musician Debbie Joynes of Beoley, said: “We were delighted the Village Inn volunteered to kick off our fundraising efforts by suggesting and hosting this cycathlon.
“Every single penny raised will be ploughed into the costs of the festival – such as staging, lighting and PA systems – meaning all the proceeds from festival ticket sales can go to support our 2019 chosen charities.
“We are very lucky to have a fabulous committee and of course our wonderful supporting musicians, who all give their time and talents for free.”
A number of headline sponsorship packages are available for 2019; more information can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A ‘Go Fund Me’ page to pool monies raised from all the upcoming fundraising events – and for anyone who would like to support the running of the festival – simply cvisit Go Fund Me and key in Glaston Beoley Music Festival.
The festival date is set for Saturday, June 9, 2019.
The next fundraising evening will be a music quiz at the Beoley Village Hall on Saturday, October 13 from 7.30pm.