BY JULIE FROST
After the huge success of our inaugural event in 2015, which saw over 650 join us for a feast of musical talent, the BFestival returns for a second year at Bamburgh. This a fantastic summer evening music festival that happens in the shadow (metaphorically speaking) of the iconic Bamburgh castle and the stunning Bamburgh coastline. The festival is a celebration of a multitude of genres of music from Classical through to Rock and many points in between.
Our aim is to give you a great summer evening, lounging on picnic blankets or sitting in deck chairs, enjoying your own picnic, listening to some cool sounds and watching the sun set on Bamburgh castle – perhaps with a glass of chilled fizz or whatever tickles your fancy. We provide the venue, the music and the atmosphere, all you need to do is bring along the things you need to be comfortable – there can be few better ways to pass a late summer evening. VIP Brewery will be on hand to provide a Bar service, North Shore Coffee will be providing delicious freshly brewed coffee and Fantasy Prints will be selling very cool BFest T-shirts, printed while you wait with 50% of all sales being donated to HospiceCare – what’s not to love!
We have an amazing line-up of musical talent again this year, offering a wide genre of music that will suit all tastes. We also have the added benefit of a dedicated BFestival website, which has been kindly donated and created by the Bamburgh based company ‘WebAuthors’. The website provides all the information you need to know about the B Festival – so why not take a sneak peek today: www.bfest.org.uk. Advanced tickets are now on sale at just £17.50 per adult with under 16’s FREE.
Last year the BFestival generated a profit of just under £7.5K, made possible by the generous sponsorship from Neil and Jackie Forsyth owners of local business ‘Staynorthumbria’, Their support enabled all ticket sales to go directly to the hospice and I’m delighted to say that they have kindly agreed to joined us again for 2016, which makes our target of £10k more achievable. HospiceCare is an amazing Palliative Care charity to have right on our doorstep here in North Northumberland, but it relies heavily on donations and fundraising. The BFestival offers everyone who attends the opportunity to not only have THE most special evening, but to also make a financial contribution to such a vital local service – which as they say ‘is music to my ears!