Music festival is sounding good

Corrine Green (Silantro), Tom Vernon, Philip Green, Ben Spooner (Desert Island Discs), Keith Taylor (Silver Spoon Band), Stefanos Vergnanis, Ian Hooper, Kelvin Asher, John Bentham, Tony Rigby, Arnold Sumner, Guy Pople
Corrine Green (Silantro), Tom Vernon, Philip Green, Ben Spooner (Desert Island Discs), Keith Taylor (Silver Spoon Band), Stefanos Vergnanis, Ian Hooper, Kelvin Asher, John Bentham, Tony Rigby, Arnold Sumner, Guy Pople
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ORGANISERS of a summer music festival say they are delighted at the response to the event.

A four-day music festival is being staged in St Annes town centre in July.

Organiser Phil Green, 38, of Silantro’s Restaurant, Wood Street, wants to bring together local bands, musicians and DJs to play in the town’s bars and restaurants.

It is hoped the exciting new venture will help put St Annes on the map and in years to come rival the hugely successful Lytham Proms.

Phil said: “We have had a lot of positive feedback, from musicians primarily.

“We’ve had some other people not directly associated with it, too.

“There’s one chap who has an internet business who saw the article and contacted us. He said he wanted to do something professionally with us.”

He added: “We’ve had musicians call and say they want to be part of the music festival.

“We need to redirect them to the establishments taking part to book them.

“So far the response has been fantastic, all we need to do now is consolidate and build on what we are doing and move forward.”

Meanwhile, another festival – an arts and music festival organised by St Annes Town Council – will take place just weeks later in mid-September.

The town council has recognised the potential of the July music festival and supported organisers with marketing and advertising.

It envisages that its own festival will start off in a relatively small way, but should grow in time.

Tony Ford, St Annes Town Mayor, even made a comparison with the internationally renowned Hay on Wye global literary festival and the Leominster arts and performance festival, suggesting that St Annes could strive to reach such goals in time.

He said: “We are eager to support things that bring people into St Annes, that bring visitors into the town.”

The music festival will run from July 21 to 24. If you are interested and wish to take part or host an act, contact Mr Green on 07950 644572.