IT’S all systems go for this weekend – July 31 and August 1 – for the GlastonBeoley Music Festival 2021 at the Portway just up the A435.
There’s bags of enthusiasm for the event and it promises to be a great weekend of brilliant music.
GlastonBeoley has also donated 300 adult weekend passes to the NHS; they’ve been distributed to the Alex in Redditch, the QE, Good Hope, Solihull Hospital and Heartlands.
The staff that work there have been told how to apply and passes are being given out by the Trusts.
“We were delighted to hand these over to the relevant hospitals, who are distributing them out to all their key workers – just as a very small thank you to all to those who’ve gone above and beyond, as they always do,” said Jackie Kain from GlastonBeoley.
Festival director Debbie Joynes, who also doubles as one half of the band Lampshade, added: “We understand people’s anxieties over coronavirus and that’s why, even with restrictions being lifted, we have gone through a Covid secure risk assessment and we will still be encouraging people to socially distance.
“We want festival-goers to enjoy themselves safely while at the same time listening to some great music and raising lots of money for local charities into the bargain.”
This year’s event is backed by Redditch-based Knights Pharmacy, and is in aid of Redditch Nightstop, Redditch Babybank, Redditch Special Olympics and Noah’s Star.
A packed programme of music over the Saturday and Sunday has already been arranged and attractions include Caribbean cuisine, a hog roast, burgers and two bars as well as fun for children.
For tickets, visit: https://glastonbeoley.co.uk/homeint/