THIS summer will see the launch of a brand new music festival in the Redditch area.
‘GlastonBeoley’ is the brainchild of Debbie Joynes and Dave Osgood – better known as local music duo ‘Imaner’ – and all proceeds raised on the day will go to deafblind UK, and the Mental Health Association.
Scheduled for Saturday, June 9 in the parish field at Beoley by the village hall, the festival starts at 1pm and has so far seen a wealth of talented musicians pledge their time for free.
Coupled with a a licensed bar and numerous catering outlets, it promises to be a day filled with music, fun and food – and all for two great causes.
A ‘musical gazebo’ will run throughout the day for youngsters to try their hand at various instruments, and local businesses have pledged their support by helping to provide staging, lighting and PA systems.
The festival will run until 10pm on the field and the Beoley Village Inn will be hosting an acoustic stage throughout the day.
“We organise ‘open mic’ nights in the Redditch area, and over time have met a wealth of talented people,” said Debbie.
“We thought it was the perfect opportunity to bring all those musicians together and to raise money for charity.
“Everyone has been so generous in donating their time – in fact we currently have a waiting list of groups and artists who want to take part!”
The festival launch is this Saturday, February 17 at the Village Inn, where the organisers plan to showcase some of the acts.
Festival tickets will be £7 for adults, and £3 for children while Under 10s go free.
Fundraising events are planned including a quiz at the Village Inn on March 14, and a ‘Music Quiz Night’ at the Village Hall on Saturday, April 13.
Anyone who can donate raffle prizes should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit www.glastonbeoley.co.uk or Glaston Beoley music festival on Facebook.