Organisers hoping new festival will put Brigg back on music map
A business partnership is hoping to hit the right note with a new music festival that is to be launched in Brigg.
Members of the Brigg Town Business Partnership have organised the new Brigg Music Festival.
Councillor James Truepenny, chairman of Brigg Music Club, said despite the loss of the Fiddle Fest in 2009, there was still a strong music scene in the town.
He said: "I have been helping and advising on everything needed to hold a live music event.
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"I think Brigg is already on the music map, but this will be a chance for the acts to play on a large-scale event and showcase their talent.
"The bands performing will all be local, from all over the south bank."
Byron Teague, chairman of the Brigg Town Business Partnership, said the event would be a great occasion for the whole town.
"We have confirmed about 10 of the 14 acts and are waiting on a response from the others," he said.
"All the acts will be acoustic. "It will be set up in the Market Place and there will be four busking areas set up in Wrawby Street up to the White Horse.
"This will help attract people to all the shops in Brigg."
The event is to be staged on Saturday, September 1, with live performances throughout the day. Musicians will perform for half-hour slots between 11am and 7pm.
"This is our first year so will be testing the water and then we will look at making this an annual thing and expand to something like the fiddle fest used to be," he said.
"The fiddle fest in Brigg used to be really popular but sort of fell by the wayside.
"We have had a lot of support from the local retailers and had really positive meetings about it. We are hoping to start putting posters out there in the near future."
On Saturday, August 25, North Lincolnshire Council also plans to bring a food festival to the town that will coincide with the monthly Farmers' Market.
Mr Teague said the dates would provide the business partnership with the perfect opportunity to hold another Amazing Brigg Week – an event that saw traders offer discounts to shoppers.
The music festival will be free, but the group is hoping businesses will come forward to help sponsor the event.
He said: "We are also looking to get help from North Lincolnshire Council with the programmes that will provide a running order of where and when everything is going to be taking place."