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Mayor claims Shildon music festival plans will boost town
2:22pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
A TOWN’S mayor is urging people to support plans for an outdoor music festival in Shildon.
Councillor Peter Quinn believes the event dubbed the Shildonbury Music Festival will give the town a welcome boost.
The scheme is still at a very early stage but Coun Quinn said music festivals in other towns had proved a success.
Shildon Town Council and promoter Wannasee, from Crook, are behind the event but the authority will pay a small contribution towards the cost.
Coun Quinn said: “People are crying out in the town that there is nothing taking place and this could bring people into the town.
“If it works then great we’ll be over the moon and if it fails we’ll have egg on our faces but at least we’ll have tried.”
It is hoped to hold the festival on Sunday, August 24, between noon and 11pm, in Jubilee Park with an outdoor covered stage area.
Organisers hope to attract tribute bands and local acts to cater for all ages.
Ticket prices have been provisionally set at £15 for adults, £8 for children aged ten to 15-years and free to under-10s.
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