“A free festival in England, in 2016? You lie!”
No, I’m not lying. Not according to the MappFest 2016 website, anyway. They say, and I quote:
Held on Malvern Link Top Common
Saturday June 18th 12.00-10.00
and Sunday June 19th 12.00-6.00pm 2016
This will be the Seventh annual Music festival bringing back the glory days of the 70’s and 80’s. A true family event we enjoy the best live music from around the area supporting LIVE Music, local small businesses and the community spirit that just oozes from the event.
MappFest is a non-religious, non-political independent music-based festival. “Music, Sunshine, Bar, Rides and Food what more could you ask for!” as their site puts it. Everything is sponsored or donated so every penny raised goes to their nominated Charities:
- St Richards Hospice
- Community Action Malvern & District
It’s the seventh year in a row of the annual MappFest. Unlike the free festivals of old, it’s a “family event” which I take to mean no Brew Crew, no petrol bombs, no repetitive beats 24 hours a day for the weekend. But it’s free, there’s music and entertainment, and any profits go to “good causes”. So if you’re free Sat 18 June and/or Sun 19 June, why not check it out? It’ll be on MALVERN LINK TOP COMMON – if you don’t know Malvern, follow the signs to Malvern Link and I expect the festival site will become apparent.
IF YOU’RE A PERFORMER OR BAND MEMBER you have to apply to take part – and applications must be in by 31 JANUARY – that’s in 3 days. Sorry for the short notice, but I found out about MappFest not long ago. Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. If you want to take part go to www.mappfest.co.uk and click on the Apply for MappFest tab. They’re looking for sponsors, stall-holders and volunteers too, so go check it out. You might be able to sell some of those friendship bracelets and ethnic art you spend all your time making!
Seriously, if you can, go check it out. I will – it’s close to where I live and there will be live music – I love live music! And it’s free. Free often equates with good (not always, but mostly). And it’s better than spending the weekend sitting on the sofa moaning that you’ve got nothing to do, right?
Go to www.mappfest.co.uk and have a look. Or I’ll track you down and flay you. Yes, I’m looking at you!!