From Friday Blackpool Music Festival will be live streaming from The Waterloo Music Bar. The festival organiser John Bamborough explained the now annual event is in its 8th year and usually comprises of over 100 acts over 4 days in various venues across the Fylde Coast.
John explained due to Covid-19 this year’s festival has been cancelled, however, this festival usually raises a couple of thousand pounds for Musicians Against Homelessness, the monies raised being split between CRISIS and Streetlife, a local Blackpool charity providing support, shelter and direction to help vulnerable young adults find their way.
This year the festival uses a mix of pre-recorded videos and live streams. The response has been amazing and we have loads of bands, duo’s, solo performers, comedians and interviews taking part. It has, and continues to be a massive challenge, trying to juggle the acts, giving them the slots they want and trying to keep the balance right. We have acts from all over the world including USA, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Poland and of course from all over the UK. At times it has been like herding cats but hopefully, come Friday everything will fall into place.
The festival runs from 5.30pm on Friday 3rd July until 11.45pm on Sunday 5th July from www.blackpoolmusicfestival.com (link is external) and we are accepting donations through our just giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bmf-2020-online
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