Plans for big music festival in Bourne area

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PLANS have been revealed for a massive music festival in the Bourne area.

Organiser Daniel Sumpton is planning the event at Grimsthorpe Castle for the August Bank Holiday which he hopes will attract tens of thousands of people.

He said: “There is nothing like Glastonbury, Leeds, Reading or V around here and I can’t understand why not - which is why I’m organising it.”

Daniel’s plans are to have a main stage with rock and indie bands playing to the crowds, as well as a folk area and acoustic tent.

He said there would also be more food and refreshment outlets, fun workshops for children, bouncy castles and more.

Daniel is on the organising committee for the St John Ambulance Family Fun Day which is held at the castle on the August Bank Holiday. He has held talks with the castle about the idea of holding the festival to celebrate the fun day’s 20th anniversary.

Daniel, who lives near Sleaford and describes himself as an entrepreneur, said he would be stump up most of the funding needed for the festival.

He said: “It is the 20th year of the fun day and we want to celebrate it by launching the Grimsthorpe Festival.

“When I was at the event last year, I was thinking how I could develop the fun day. I think the natural way was to create a music festival.”

Daniel wants the event to appeal to people of all ages.

“We’ve got to get people enthused about it,” he said.

He wants the festival to be an all-day event which goes on into the evening.

At the moment he is signing up different bands. He said: “The music is going to be fantastic.”

The family fun day element of the event would include the usual activities such as the 10k and 5k fun runs, dance displays, classic car show and a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.