Bourne Festival team hope to raise £20,000

Bourne Festival 2014. visitors watching the bands EMN-140530-224833009
Bourne Festival 2014. visitors watching the bands EMN-140530-224833009
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One of Bourne’s biggest music events is set to return this summer and organisers are promising this year will be bigger and better than ever before.

Preparations are underway for this year’s Bourne Festival which will be taking place from June 5 to June 7 at the Wellhead in Bourne.

The festival, which is in it’s 13th year, is set to host over 5,000 people across the weekend and is looking to raise in excess of £20,000 for charity, of which half will be donated to Bourne2Play.

Organised by the Bourne and District Round Table, all of the profits from the festival will go towards helping local charities, specifically the Bourne2Play campaign which is raising funds to build a new play park in Bourne.

Other charities that will benefit within the community will include Bourne United Charities, Three Counties Dog Rescue and the Royal British Legion, among many others.

One of the festival’s organisers, Phil Higgins from Bourne and District Round Table said: “Every penny goes back into the community, that’s what makes this festival so great. The more support we have the more we raise for local causes.”

Across the weekend punters can enjoy live music from more than 20 local bands, including headline act on the Saturday, Violet Cities. There will be many other attractions including a funfair.

Famous for its huge array of real ales, this year will see 80 barrels of ales and more than 25 ciders. Of which local businesses have been invited to sponsor a barrel for £80.

New for 2015, Bourne Rugby Club will this year be offering camping facilities for tents, caravans and motorhomes for the whole weekend alongside the festival.

This will include shower and toilet facilities, a late bar with hot food, cooked breakfast available in the morning and a shuttle bus to the festival site.

Tents with a maximum of four people cost £15 a pitch or £25 for both Friday and Saturday. Caravans or motorhomes cost £25 per pitch or £40 for both Friday and Saturday.

To make a booking please telephone 07885945245 or e-mail bournefestivalcamping@gmail.com.

The event will take place on Friday, June 5 (6pm to 11pm), Saturday, June 6 (12pm to 11pm) and Sunday, June 7 (12pm to 10pm).

Entry is £2 per day, or a weekend pass can be purchased for £5. Children under 11 years old enter free.

Visit www.bournefestival.com.