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Organisers in appeal for new stage funding
9:25am Friday 13th April 2012 in Music
The 10th Heckmondwike Crown Of Lights free music festival takes place in July, but organisers are struggling to find funding for their acoustic stage.
Last year, for the first time, there were two stages in the Green Park venue, allowing 19 performances to take place.
Organiser Donal O’Driscoll said, “With our funding now halved since last year, we had to have just the one summer festival rather than the usual two. Having a second stage allowed us to fit all the acts into one festival. Last year’s festival turned out to be the best one yet, due to the two stages, but this year we need to hire a stronger, larger stage.”
Donal appealed for businesses to sponsor the event. “The festivals are well attended and popular with families due to the children's activities we put on.”
For more about the festival, visit crownoflights.org.uk. Anyone interested in sponsoring the event is asked to contact Donal on 07957 765573.