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Supporters urged to vote for Bingley Music Live in Festival awards
7:00am Sunday 14th October 2012 in News
Bingley Music Live is hoping for national recognition as one of Britain’s best festivals and has entered an online competition to further boost its profile for next year.
This year saw many improvements to the three-day event which attracted 27,000 festival-goers, said Bradford Council’s leisure and events manager Andrew Wood, who oversaw the summer spectacular.
“From our point of view, getting recognition for Bingley Music Live would not just be for the success of the festival, but would also recognise the amount of hard work that went into it,” said Mr Wood about entering the Festival Awards.
“We got about 27,000 over three days and so we could be up against festivals who got 50,000 visitors.”
The Festival Awards are the Oscars of the contemporary music festival business. Voted for by the public and professionals, they provide a stamp of approval which could help boost Aire Valley visitor figures next year. More than half a million votes were cast in 2011.
Supporters should vote for Bingley Music Live under the “Best Medium Sized Festival” category at the website festivalawards.com/vote before the closing date of Wednesday, October 31.
Taking part automatically gives people the chance of winning two VIP tickets to every festival that wins an award, as well as a new iPad3.
Mr Wood said ideas were already taking shape for next year’s Bingley Music Live.
“We are currently putting out feelers to see what bands are available. At the moment we are waiting to discover what our budget will be, although plans are firmly in place to continue,” he said.