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MP Writes To Council Urging Them To Back Music Festival

Tuesday August 6 2013


Michael Dugher MP Michael Dugher MP


A MP has written to Barnsley Council to encourage them to become official partners with the Live in Barnsley festival.

Michael Dugher, who performed at this summer's inagural event, has appealed to council leader Sir Steve Houghton to officially support the live indoor music festival.

"I think that the lack of involvement of the council at this year's event was a missed opportunity," the MP said.

"I was fortunate enough to perform at the festival this year and saw first-hand the buzz it brought to the town. It was a great showcase of local talent and it showed everyone what we can do in Barnsley.

"I hope the council considers this idea carefully."

Festival organisers estimate more than 3,000 people attended the event over the course of the day. Many of the host venues reported record takings, and some were so busy they reached maximum capacity.

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Reply Posted by Paul on Wednesday August 7 2013 at 11:23
How can a labour mp support this event when it's run by two EDL members disgusting

Reply Posted by Stevo on Wednesday August 7 2013 at 16:44
Yet another opportunity for self promotion "duggy" Dugher.

Instead of faffing around with your guitar and "performing" at festivals, why not do the job that the people elected you for, ya know getting some quality employers into town that pay decent wages.

Reply Posted by observer on Saturday August 10 2013 at 13:28
cmon guys. ok we need jobs with quality wages I agree. but the mp is right. we all love music. I love live music. make this happen. we had the Olympics. did we need it?. there are other things we could have a go at. when you weight the pros n cons of the so called "austerity" we are supposed to be in. lets have some festivals. dee darrs have them. other parts of the country has them. come on council. invest in fests.