12:45PM, Monday 21 April 2014
Organisers of this year’s Maidenhead Festival are planning an event that will showcase the best of the town.
Set to take place on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday July 27, the festival will be centred on Kidwells Park but aims to involve the rest of the town centre too.
This year once again promises a family- focused mixture of music, fun and entertainment but organisers are offering an open invitation for more community groups and organisations to get involved.
“It’s your town and your festival,” said chairman Steph James.
“The festival is a wonderful event for the whole family and a great opportunity to showcase your organisation.”
The charity chosen to be supported by the festival is the Alexander Devine Children’s Hos-pice Service.
The festival’s packed two-day programme will have a pirate theme this year, with everyone encouraged to dress up.
The event will feature the return of last year’s Maidenhead beach – ideal for burying treasure – and there will be a treasure hunt for children with a map leading them on a trail of clues through the town centre.
A special ‘Pirate Cove’ area of the park is also being planned with lots of activities for children.
Scores of bands have already applied to perform on the main stage or in the acoustic tent and there is room for lots more.
The Saturday night will see the traditional headline concert followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
In addition there will be a fairground, a host of stalls and sideshows and plenty of refreshments for hungry and thirsty festival-goers.
The Sunday afternoon will see a change of pace with a closing concert and a picnic in the park.
There is still plenty of space for charities, clubs and societies to have stalls at the festival, with a special discounted rate on offer for the two days.
Steph added: “The festival has become Maiden-head’s landmark event and continues to get better every year.
“It draws thousands of people which makes it the perfect platform for organisations that want to promote their cause, raise funds or attract new members.
“If you want to be a part of this year’s festival please get in touch.”
Festival organisers are also looking for sponsors to help meet the cost of the event.
For details of sponsorship packages available please contact Steph James on 01628 796128.
* Sponsorship and general enquiries: Steph James – 01628 796128 or Steph.James@RBWM.gov.uk
* Stalls: Esther Brienza – firstname.lastname@example.org
* Bands registration: Carly Kenny – email@example.com
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