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Venue Address (Get Directions)Live in Barnsley Festival
Date and Time
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 at 2:00pm
‘LIVE in Barnsley’ is a FREE music festival and is spread over a number of venues in an area of Barnsley town centre. This event is set to take place on 22 June 2013.
The aim of the festival is to try to recreate a Greenfield vibe in an urban environment. We really like the idea that people can wander in and out of venues, and so far, this strategy has worked well at similar events such as ‘Sheffield Tramlines’ and ‘Live at Leeds.’
Owing to the current economic climate and the demise of the public house trade from excessive taxes and changes in the laws, we are attempting to keep the costs of the festival to music fans and venues to an absolute minimum. This means that we are only able to pay the headline band at the event. ‘Live in Barnsley’ is organised by music loving volunteers. We are putting together a package for other bands that will allow them get discounts on food and drink. There will also be a central merchandise area where bands can sell their CD’s, t-shirts etc. All the money from these sales will belong to the band selling the goods.
The whole idea of LIVE in Barnsley is that you can wander around the town and soak up the atmosphere; we are trying to turn the town centre into one big musical festival playground. Getting around and reaching all of the venues is a doddle. The venues are all within easy walking distance of each other; the majority of them are clustered around the Market Hill and Peel Square area, with others only a short walking distance away.