Plans for big gig to become an annual hit

Big Boston Gig at Mayflower Sports Ground.
Big Boston Gig at Mayflower Sports Ground.

A new, potentially-annual event went ‘splendidly’, but plenty of people missed out say organisers.

The inaugural Boston Big Gig took place at Rosebery Avenue Cricket Ground over the weekend featuring a number of entertainments, local acts and a Radio 1 DJ.

Big Boston Gig at Mayflower Sports Ground. Julie Willoughby of Zoomorphia with L-R Sienna Glover 6 and Sabrina Gosling 6 of Boston.

Big Boston Gig at Mayflower Sports Ground. Julie Willoughby of Zoomorphia with L-R Sienna Glover 6 and Sabrina Gosling 6 of Boston.

The event was co-organised by Endeavour Radio’s Dylan Taylor, Jimmy May, known locally for his parody rap group 50 Sniffs, and event manager Julie Collishaw.

Julie said: “It went splendidly, we had excellent weather.”

However, she added: “This weekend went very well apart from attendance numbers. We had a capacity for 2,000 so a lot of people missed out, but the ones that came really enjoyed it.”

“We were surprised by how smoothly it went because you never know, especially with a new venue.”

Big Boston Gig at Mayflower Sports Ground. L-R Amy Flood, Esme Linton, Tegan Swadling, Keith Tidswell, Richard Jagger.

Big Boston Gig at Mayflower Sports Ground. L-R Amy Flood, Esme Linton, Tegan Swadling, Keith Tidswell, Richard Jagger.

Julie praised the cricket ground and said she hoped the Boston Big Gig would become an annual event and could even be replicated elsewhere.

Fellow organiser Dylan Taylor said: “A great weekend of music, enjoyed by young and old alike.

“Seeing groups of families and fields on blankets and chairs enjoying the day and the great weather, as well as their children dancing away to the summer tunes was glorious to behold.”

He added: “Bostonians came together from across town and traveled home from other parts of the country to get involved in this brand new special type of event which in time will put Boston back on the map for all the right reasons and become a shining beacon of positive light to the rest of the county.”

Big Boston Gig at Mayflower Sports Ground. Nicola Page and Mick Peace.

Big Boston Gig at Mayflower Sports Ground. Nicola Page and Mick Peace.