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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: Glaston-BURY Festival

If you’re not packing your Wellies and heading for a boggy weekend at Leeds Festival or Cream Fields, you might be interested to check out GLASTON-BURY this weekend, a live music event that is swamping Bury town centre with bands and artistsfrom around the region.

Designed to give people an alternative option to other events at August Bank Holiday, and for people who couldn’t afford Leeds or Creamfields, there is a variety of local talent providing a great day of entertainment over eleven stages, raising money for a very worthy cause, BURY HOSPICE.

This year, the tribute Stage really stands out, with such names as Ohasis and Guns or Roses dominating the lineup. Bolton legends Our Fold are an act not to be missed, headlining the “Jimmy Concrete Stage”.

Organisers proudly explain that “for a start, you don’t need your wellies as all stages are indoors! There’s a great all round atmosphere as this is a community event for a cause close to a lot of peoples hearts. After the first one, I said if Glaston-BURY ran for 10 years I’d like to raise 25,000 pounds – the amount it takes to run the hospice for a week. Well, in its first four years, Glaston-BURY has raised over £28,000 ,which saw us win the Tower FM contribution to charity award 2010″.

The event is already attracting a lot of attention – be sure to check it out if you’re in the area over the Bank Holiday.

Article by Colin Liptrot.

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