Popular music event to return


BARNSLEY Live returns tomorrow in a summer setting and organizers hope to build on the momentum – and good weather – of last year’s success.

The festival, which went live during the lockdown and then took place in October last year, has become one of the borough’s most popular live events.

With over 20 stages and nearly 200 bands, the day-long event sees punters crowd into venues in the early afternoon and usually stay late into the night.

Organizers – who won a Proud of Barnsley award last year – ensure the day is not just a delight for music lovers, but also brings in thousands of people for good causes.

And this year, collectors will be raising money for Greenworks – a Cawthorne-based charity that works with people with learning disabilities to provide supported employment experience, with a focus on agriculture.

Chris Scarfe, one of the Barnsley Live crew, said: “We’re just waiting for the day now – everything is in place, the stage managers are waiting to go.

“This year we have a stage outside the glassware courtesy of the council – which starts a little earlier at around 11am.

“It’s like we’ve settled into a groove now.”

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