Return of Bury Folk Festival promises to hit all the right notes

Bury Folk Festival 2015 ANL-160222-130017001
Bury Folk Festival 2015 ANL-160222-130017001

The Bury Folk Festival promises to hit all the right notes when it returns with a jam packed roster of local, regional and nationally renowned performers.

Names booked for the second annual event in Nowton Park on July 2 include The Malingerers, Hannah Sanders, Sound Tradition, Two Coats Colder, Bof! and The Bounty Hounds.

Bury Folk Collective logo ANL-160218-170224001

Bury Folk Collective logo ANL-160218-170224001

It is being organised by Bury Folk Collective and promises to be ‘bigger and better’ than last year.

Steve Martin, who is spearheading this year’s festival campaign, said: “We’re providing a music extravaganza this year with some truly talented performers.

“As a region, we’re also extremely fortunate to have such a thriving music scene - the quality is such that we could have easily put on many more fine acts. We will certainly do this in future as the festival continues to grow.”

There will be more performers, larger stages, a longer opening and a diverse array of other attractions including an acoustic tent for musicians who would like to bring their own instruments to play informally as well as a variety of children’s activities.

Refreshments including real ale will be supplied by the team from Oakes Barn and there will be several local food outlets.

There is also chance to buy gifts, souvenirs, CDs and merchandise from a collection of artisan stalls.

So as to avoid a washout in the event of rain, undercover arrangements are being made so festival-goers remain dry.

The festival will be in the park’s walled garden from 10am to 9.30pm.

Tickets are now on sale at www.buryfolkfestival.co.uk. Email contact@buryfolkfestival.co.uk