If you’re looking for SFTW (something for the weekend), then this weekend sees the return of Glossop’s answer to Glastonbury, but without the need for tents or camping (I suppose unless you really wanted to) with this years Bankswood Inspire Festival.
Taking place in Hadfield’s Bankswood park over the course of Saturday and Sunday from 1.00pm until 7.00pm, you will get the chance to see a wide selection of some of the newest and best local music, combined with a celebration of some of the things that makes Glossopdale great.
The Bankswood Inspire festival was run for the first time in its current setting last year, and brought together the Bankswood Music Festival and the Inspire Festival. This year will also see thanks to the Big Lottery, a new stage and upgraded PA to make the experience even better.
If you missed the festival last year, and you’re not sure what to expect you can get a rough guide to proceedings with these images from the Sunday of last year’s festival :
Along with a few clips on Youtube available by clicking here
This year on the main stage on Saturday you can see Limelight Kids (1.30pm), The Tapestry (4.30pm), Larkins (5.45pm), XMenBTeam (3.30pm), Barron (2.30pm),
Monsters as Humans, and on the acoustic stage Ben Roberts (1.00pm), Maybe Frank (2.00pm), Paul Higham (3.00pm), Rebecca Cullen (4.00pm), Afrotree (5.15pm), and Kevin Critchley (6.30pm).
On the Sunday on the main stage you can see Rubberbear (4.30pm),
Red Eyed Jedi, I am your autopilot (3.30pm), Towns & Cities (2.30pm), Fourty Four Hours (1.30pm), Slipsmith and Twine (5.45pm) with Sam Lyon (3.00pm), Joe McCorriston (4.00pm), Clockwork Radio (5.15pm), The Plumedores (2.00pm) and Rum Baba (1.00pm) on the acoustic stage.
For all this entertainment tickets for the festival and £5.00 for an individual pass, and £14 for a family pass. although the organisers stress that ticket purchase is voluntary, but if you want to support the festival it is one of the best ways, tickets can be purchased through Eventbright by clicking here, with more details available by clicking here.
Youngsters aren’t forgotten in the effort to make Bankswood Inspire a family friendly festival with a range of activities, including a dedicated kids “stage”, with gaint garden games and crafts, “Pirates & Princess” story telling sessions from Baytree Books and on the Saturday Animal Magic.