Briggstock will be music to town ears

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A COMMITTED and enthusiastic collection of Brigg businesses are breathing new life into the market town of Brigg by hosting a family music festival.

Trading on Brigg’s heritage as the musical town that hosted the popular Fiddle Festivals and inspired Delius’s classic rhapsody Brigg Fair, Acoustic Briggstock will be an alfresco musical extravaganza featuring local artists.

Briggstock is a free event taking place in the town centre on Saturday, September 1.

Between 11am and 7pm, there will be entertainment from a variety of performers doing 30 minute sets, both on the main stage in the Market Place and at four busking stations at St John’s Church, Queen Street, College Yard and Chapel Court.

Among the performers will be former town mayor and the only Freeman of the town, Tom Glossop, together with The Missing Pages, UV PØP, Rachel Lewis, Starstruck, Brigg Music Club House Band and the young and talented artist Lucy Marshall.

It is also hoped Tom and Lucy will perform special renditions of Brigg Fair in celebration of the music that inspired Delius.

After 7pm, selected 
pubs will also feature live music from some of the artists.

Outlining the rationale for Acoustic Briggstock, Byron Teague, Chair of Brigg Town Business Partnership, said: “We’re doing this to promote trade in the town for all our benefit and in a way that puts ‘community at the heart of the high street’ and lets us all have fun.

“It will be an intimate festival with all genres from traditional and folk to modern music that we hope will be enjoyed by everyone.”