|Following on from the massive success of the Bingley Music Live festival this year, the event will be back for 2018.
The Bradford Council-run festival will once again return to the beautiful setting of Bingley’s Myrtle Park.
A record number of revellers flocked to the festival at the beginning of September for a weekend of fantastic fun, music and entertainment.
The festival was at full capacity of 15,000 each day creating a great atmosphere and giving a real boost to the Bingley economy.
The event which has been going in its current format for the past 11 years is organised by Bradford Council and is set to take place on the weekend of Friday 31 August, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September 2018.
Organisers are working hard behind the scenes to bring a stellar line-up for next year.
This year fans were treated to an outstanding set by the Manic Street Preachers on Friday. The Kaiser Chiefs rocked the main stage on Saturday and the festival was brought to a close by The Wombats who played an amazing greatest hits set, despite having some of their instruments stuck at Heathrow airport. Fellow rockers Feeder came to the rescue lending them their equipment. A spectacular fireworks display followed to round off what was an amazing weekend.
The smaller Discovery Stage showcased the best of the latest up and coming bands and this stage is set to return for 2018.
Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture said: “Bingley Music Live was truly amazing this year in terms of ticket sales and the calibre of performers. Our officers are now working hard to put together another stunning festival for 2018.”
Single day tickets for Bingley Music Live are now on sale!
With just eight weeks to go until the late summer Bradford Council-run festival, it is time for people to start planning their weekend, as who plays what day is revealed.
Day tickets are priced at £35 for adults and £30 for children plus booking fee and available via: www.bingleymusiclive.com
The stellar three day line-up at Bingley’s Myrtle Park on 1-3 September, includes:
• Friday – Manic Street Preachers; Maximo Park; Cabbage and Twin Atlantic.
• Saturday – Kaiser Chiefs; Pete Doherty; Milburn; Sundara Karma and British Sea Power
• Sunday – The Wombats; Feeder; Soul II Soul; Badly Drawn Boy and Little Comets
The entire line up, day by day and stage by stage can be found on the BML website – www.bingleymusiclive.com
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said: “With such a packed line up of big names it is a difficult choice for anyone who would prefer to just come for one day. But now they know when each act will play, they can make an informed decision.”
Full weekend tickets are still available, priced at £70 plus booking fee for adults and £35 plus booking fee for children (aged 3-15).
Further details of how to purchase these tickets and information on camping and accommodation are available on the festival website.
Follow BML2017 on Twitter: @BingleyFestival
One of the biggest school football festivals in the country takes place this week as almost a thousand youngsters from across the district take to the field.
The Bradford District Schools 5 v 5 Football Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year at the start of a big week for football in the district.
The tournament kicks off today at Keighley’s Marley Activities and Coaching Centre.
There will be 120 teams of boys and girls between the ages of eight and 14 taking part in the festival.
The event, organised by Bradford Council’s Sport & Culture Service is for the first time supported by Bradford based Square Apple Café.
Bradford Council’s assistant director of sport and culture Phil Barker said: “Primary and secondary school pupils from all over the district will be taking part in this five-a-side festival and I hope friends and relatives will go along and give them some support.
“It is important that young people are provided with enjoyable opportunities to take part in physical activity and sport.
“It is a big sporting week with Bradford City going for promotion on Saturday in the league one play off final against Millwall. We hope everyone at the five-a-side festival can take inspiration from the Bantams and give it their all.”
All members of the winning and runner-up squads in each of the six age groups ( from under nines up to under 14s) will receive a leather football and commemorative t-shirt respectively. Every participant at the event will also receive an attendance certificate.