More volunteers are still needed for The Willow
Festival ahead of its return to Peterborough.
The three-day event takes place at the Embankment from Friday 25
to Sunday 27 May 2012.
Over the three days, 123 bands from all over the UK will play on
six stages. The aim of the festival is to promote the best emerging
bands and performers in the country, and especially from the local
Entry to The Willow Festival is free and it relies on the
support of volunteers and local businesses . Volunteers can take
part for the whole day or for just a few hours.
Stephen Woolley, volunteer organiser for The Willow Festival,
said: “It’s fantastic that The Willow Festival is returning to
Peterborough. The support we’ve had from the bands, local
businesses and Peterborough City Council just proves how popular
the event is - and how much it’s been missed.
“We’ve already got volunteers signed up, but we need many more
to ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible.
“For anyone that volunteers this will be the chance to take part
in an event that will bring together communities from across
Peterborough. It will be a chance to do something really different
and meet new friends.
“For anyone wishing to have a future in
organising events or promotions, or just loves music and
Peterborough’s vibrant scene, The Willow Festival will prove to be
a great experience.”
Volunteers are needed to perform a range of
duties over the weekend. Roles include: stage and crew hands, sales
and merchandising, car parking, staffing information points and
working in the VIP section.
Peterborough City Council is supporting the
festival alongside a number of local business sponsors including:
Roythornes Solicitors, Papa Luigi, GP Print, GL Events Snowdens,
Grange Farm Studios, Battenburg, Newflame, Radical Sportscars,
P.Net, The Moment Magazine, ESP Magazine, The Guitar Shack, Oilbug
Records, Taurus Bass Gear and Emjay Media.
People interested in helping out at the event,
which attracted over 50,000 people when it was last staged in 2003,
can find more information by visiting either
http://www.willowfestival.org.uk or email TWFvolunteers@peterborough.gov.uk.
Media contact: Beverley Jones, Campaigns
Officer - telephone 01733 452450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.