It seems like Woodhead Park is the place to be this Summer as our fifth music festival has sold out in record time. The event has also beaten its own annual fundraising record as the contribution from tickets sales already means £20,000 has been raised for good causes.
Tickets for the local family-friendly festival had only been on sale for eleven days before we had to announce there were no more available meaning the Old Brodleians rugby club will once again be hosting a capacity crowd of over 4500 people in June.
This will be the fifth not-for-profit, volunteer-organised Brodstock Festival following the first four that successfully raised over £50,000 for Calderdale’s Overgate Hospice and have funded numerous facility improvements at the club. We have never spent a penny on advertising the event in its five year history but instead rely on “word of mouth” fuelled by social media to promote the occasions.
Ticket prices increased from £5 to £10 for adults this year, with under 12s still free, and Yorkshire Air Ambulance has joined Overgate as the festival’s beneficiary charities.
“The event has grown year on year and we were delighted when we sold out three week before the festival last Summer. But to sell out this time around with almost three months to go is stunning” said one of the chief organisers Neil Sheard.
“It’s brilliant to think that the team has already raised more for charity this year, in March, than last June’s record-breaker. Now we can just concentrate on making sure everyone has a great time and, with a wonderful line up of local musicians and an outstanding army of volunteers, we're confident of another memorable day.”
Updated 09:14 - 27 Mar 2018 by James Ogden