Music festival aims to boost good causes

THE organiser of a new music festival in Boston is hoping it will help residents of the town feel like a community.

Tim Norman, managing director of North Woods Entertainment, has set in motion Boston’s newest free music festival, to take place on April 21 from 1pm-6.30pm.

The free event will feature four venues hosting various genres of music at the same time including jazz and blues at the White Hart, country and bluegrass at the Carpenter’s Arms, metal and rock at the New Inn, and folk and Celtic music at Fydell House.

The event will also raise money for LIVES.

Mr Norman said: “I’m a committee of one who has organised the stages with the hope our local musicians will want to make this music festival the best this town has ever seen and the local community take the opportunity to enjoy an inexpensive afternoon of entertainment with their family, friends and neighbours.”

He added that he is hoping the event, sponsored by Chattertons Solicitors, will also help to boost local trade.

Now he is looking for musicians, bands and acts in each of the above genres to play on the day.

Aiming to get three different bands perform in each location, the first will play for around 45 minutes, the second for an hour and 15 minutes and the headliners at each venue will play for two hours.

The bands may also get air time on Endeavour Radio.

To apply acts should either visit www.northernwoodsentertainment.com or email northernwoodsentertainment@gmail.com by March 11.

The information needed is a contact person for the band, including phone number, street address and email, the type of music you play and any website the band is performing on.