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‘Bigger and better’ Fudstock 2019 to take place on 31st August

Fudstock is back with an even bigger line up than last year’s fantastic event. Not only that, another stage has been added, more street food traders to enjoy, more fun for children and families and a few surprises to wow everyone on the day.

This year we will have an impressive 27 acts across three stages. Local acts are an essential part of the festival, they give their time and expertise for nothing. We have a host of the best local bands, acts and DJs who are committed to giving barnstorming performances throughout the day and night. Whether you like indie, hip hop, house music, rock & roll, soulful performances or acoustic music in an intimate setting - Fudstock has got something for you!

Not only do we have some sensational local acts we also have some national bands. We have the amazing Complete Stone Roses, one of the UK’s most well-known, most seen and most successful tribute bands. They will be closing the festival main stage and it will be a real pleasure to hear the whole field sing along to some of the best-loved Stone Roses songs. For those who like a spectacle Daft Funk will be playing on the alternative stage complete with their amazing light show.

We have Eva Bee who has been voted Manchester Evening News ‘One to Watch for 2019’, for her beautiful soulful delivery and Ceeow who again has been singled out in the urban field for his amazing performances and insightful lyrics. Loz Goddard is an international star playing all over the world and hosts his own radio show on Reform radio, he will be closing the alternative stage, giving fans the chance to catch a true international superstar play right here in our home town.

Community is key for the Fudstock committee and the team has worked hand in hand with the Barrow Island Community Trust and the wider Barrow Island community to stage an inclusive event accessible for everyone in Barrow and the wider area. Last year’s event was a joyful occasion, we worked closely with Barrow Council, local Police and local people who have dedicated their time as marshalls and our security partner to ensure that not only is the festival well staged, but everyone’s security and wellbeing is given top priority throughout the event.

Gary Mallinson, part of the organising committee, said: ‘We have worked tirelessly this year to stage the festival but we could not have achieved it without kindness from people who have donated time and money and vital services, it’s truly humbling to get such generous donations. It’s a large logistical task to put on a festival like this and we rely on local companies to support us. Special thanks to the Unite union and the Sir John Fisher Foundation for their financial support and to BAE Systems who have donated car parks and first aiders. Many, many local businesses have donated time, expertise and money to ensure this festival continues to happen to give the local community something to call their own.’

Mal Lingard, another member of the organising committee commented, ‘Our friend Fud had a music festival dream, and we’re proud to have made it a reality for local people and their families to enjoy. We encourage you to support us and support Fudstock. We are proud to support St Mary’s Hospice, it’s a very worthwhile cause that is close to our hearts and we have all unfortunately have first-hand experience of the courageous, caring and tireless work they do for those individuals and their families who need it. The beauty of giving your support is buying a ticket and coming and having a good time, bring your best ever mood, care for those around you on the day and have a right good knees up with us. That really is all we want for everyone.’

Fudstock takes place at 12pm on Saturday 31st August at Cavendish Park on Barrow Island and tickets are on sale now from Skiddle priced at £15 for adults and £8 for children.


For more information and announcements on bands, DJs and a whole range of entertainment follow Fudstock 2019 on Facebook or visit www.fudstock.co.uk

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