Bumper Bourne Festival planned for jubilee weekend

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BOURNE Festival is back for 2012 and it promises to be bigger and better than ever in its 10th anniversary year.

The music and beer festival run by the Bourne Round Table is being revamped to incorporate more of a family feel.

It will run for four days over the jubilee weekend from Friday, June 1 to Monday, June 4 at the Wellhead Park.

This year there will be craft stalls, food stalls, activities during the day in the arena, Roger Tuby’s funfair, a beer festival and live music with some great headline acts in the evening.

These include the Almaboobies on Friday, The League of Mentalmen on Saturday and Queen tribute band QEII on Sunday.

The festival will finish with an Abba tribute night on the Monday organised by Bourne town councillor Helen Powell after a battle of the bands in the afternoon.

Richard Ludlow of Bourne Round Table said: “We are trying to attract as many families as we can to come and join us over the jubilee weekend.

“If villages and other towns are holding events elsewhere we don’t want to be seen as competition but we want to be the focus of the activities taking place in Bourne.”

Organisers are looking for more local businesses to get involved with the celebrations as sponsors.

So far Warners, Rose Fire and Security and BW Riddle have signed up to sponsor.

There are opportunities for more businesses to support the festival in a number of ways including sponsoring a barrel of beer.

Firms which get in contact quickly could be included on the promotional material and there are opportunities to display company banners at the festival.

Anyone interested in performing in the celebrations, having a stall or sponsoring the festival should contact Richard on 07525 940459 or get in touch through the website at www.bournefestival.com.