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Come on down to Alresford Music Festival

17 May 2012

A fun filled family orientated festival 

The Alresford Music Festival will be taking place this year on the 9 June at Arlebury Park, Alresford, Hampshire. Entering its third year the event will take the ‘community festival’ concept to another level, having been dreamed up by local Alresford resident Ken Veitch as an idea to raise money for local charities, with Ken teaming up with local artists and businesses to make the dream a reality.

Tapping into local contacts, the festival has slowly taken shape and, with just a few weeks to go, the team has grown to include eight dedicated volunteers and numerous professionals and companies hired for the day.

Ken is calling for local residents and music lovers from far and wide to come along and join in with this fun, family orientated event, which will showcase a diverse range of music styles from both established and emerging local talent, with profits going to charity, including JDRF. 

JDRF has been specifically chosen as Ken and his wife Alison have two sons who both live  with type 1 diabetes, so the condition has had a big influence on their lives. However, Ken and Alison are quick to point out that they have not allowed it to affect whatever their boys want to do, and both 20 year old Alexander and 15 year old Christian ski, snowboard, skateboard, and play football, amongst other things.

Ken said: “It has been a massive learning curve over the last three years but we now know how to create and put on this fabulous event efficiently. We now have a great local company First Option who are supporting our vision. Now, with a few weeks to go the event is shaping up to be the best ever. and we hope that local residents, music and festival lovers come down and support us. JDRF is the world’s leading charitable funder of research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes, and as my family has been directly affected by the condition, the charity was my obvious choice.  I have always wanted to put on a music festival, after being inspired by Eric Clapton’s CrossRoads Festival and this charity event is a great way to showcase good local music and highlight worthy causes, such as JDRF.

“Our ultimate aim is to have a fabulous vibe for the day which includes interesting aspects for children in terms of music, hands on involvement and many attractions that they can enjoy in an ultra-safe environment.”

So come on down to this musical extravaganza that will be fun for all the family. For further information and an event line up please visit: www.alresfordmusicfestival.com

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