Sadly the Barns Green Music Festival 2008 is over for another year.
Having taken this years festival to new heights, with a total of seven quality live bands, whilst the Rescuers kept the party rolling between set changes, Great acoustics from Who Dares Sings & not forgetting HouseProud that gave us a history of House Music, I suspect the likes of which has never been seen, anywhere near our quite Village,
All I can say is all in all what a party!
We are really pleased to announce that
following BGMF 08 we will be making a donation of just over £3400 (ten percent up on last year) to the “The Dame Vera Lynn Trust” supporting the School for Parents, Ingfield Manor at Five Oaks.
There are to many people to thank, following this years festival. To mention everybody individually on this page would be impossible, but I must draw to your attention our sponsors & supporters (see “Our Sponsors Page”)
Without the support of these local companies, the Barns Green Music Festival simply would not exist. The sponsorship and support we have received has been invaluable, and we look forward to working with some of you again next year. Anyone else interested is invited to join us for BGMF 09 (watch this space,)
Obviously we must also thank each and every musician/ performer/ entertainer (see BGMF2008 and Past Events) who individually & collectively, surpassed all expectations, to provide over ten hours of top quality entertainment. From the first chord of The Gutterhearts, through to the last beat of the Speedboatz, and don’t forget each & everyone who gave their time & expertise, completely free of charge. Without the likes of The Gutterhearts, Mr Fynn, Who Dares Sings, Tuxedo Funktion, Willie Austen, The Twelve Sullivan’s, The Rescuers, “KICK” HouseProud & the Speedboatz, the show would not have gone on! So the management committee wish to extend a massive thank you to you
In addition to the above I would like to say a special thank you to following-: the two sound engineers from Kaotic Event Productions, who worked tirelessly throughout the day, together with Gary Fordery who provided the stage lighting.
The PTA of the Itchingfield School for the addition of the “Kids Zone” during the afternoon, Owen of alocalpriinter.com for the printing of the flyers & the event programme, which we feel sure, will become a collectors item in years to come. Finally four young gentlemen by the name of Oliver, Will, Alex & Fin, who without being asked entertained the crowds, with Diabolos & raised a total of £34 for our nominated charity.
Lastly a big thank you for each & every individual who played a part in either the build up to, the event itself, or the clearing up operation that followed, THANK YOU ALL
How do we follow BGMF 08? Well surprising enough, work has already commenced (no piece for the wicked) on the planning for next year. The management committee is open to suggestions; we are only too pleased to hear from either individuals or groups with ideas for consideration for BGMF 2009. We are also interested to hear form local bands/ musicians who may wish to be considered for inclusion in next years event, needless to say we already have a couple of bands lined up that we feel will continue to deliver the high standards that have been set over the last couple of years, watch this space to see where the Barns Green Music Festival goes form here?
A huge thank you To Dave Grout the Festival Chairman only a few people know how much time he puts into making the festival happen. Without him there would not be a festival.