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Summer music festival planned for Crowland




Up to 500 people could be enjoying a South Holland music festival in the summer if all goes to plan.

The Going Forward Social Group, which arranges activities for disabled people and their families, are ploughing ahead with preparations for the event on Friday, July 23.

Like many events in 2020, the festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic but hopes are high that this year’s event will go ahead at Southview Primary School in Crowland.

Going Forward (13363410)
Going Forward (13363410)

The Prime Minister’s roadmap sets out that all legal coronavirus restrictions will be lifted on June 21.

One of the people behind the event is Alyson Commons (56), of Moulton Seas End, who is hopeful this year’s event will go ahead.

She said: “The area at South View is huge so there is plenty of space to stay within family groups.

“Being an outdoor event does make life a bit easier. Hopefully by July, most people will have been vaccinated.

“Our festival provides people that wouldn’t normally be able to attend a festival the chance to attend an event.

“We were overwhelmed by the feedback we had to the 2019 event which was wonderful. People said they were able to enjoy the event.”

Mrs Commons said that much of the preparations from last year’s event will have been transferred over to this year’s festival.

It is hoped to have five acts to perform during the festival, along with Rhubarb Theatre company who will also be entertaining the crowds.

Crossing The Tracks will be making a welcome return to the festival along with the Rat Pack Tribute Act will also be performing on the day.

Mrs Commons, whose daughter Sophie (23) has global development delay and autism, set up the Going Forward Social Group with friend Rita Stacey in 2016.

The social group was set up following Lincolnshire County Council funding cuts for specialist after-school and holiday clubs for those aged 18 or more.

Tickets for the festival have not yet been released.



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