Pints and notes to be matched at new festival

Sean Taylor is organising the first-ever Holbeach Music and Beer Festival for raise funds for the new Community Sports Academy.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Sean Taylor is organising the first-ever Holbeach Music and Beer Festival for raise funds for the new Community Sports Academy. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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The owner of a mobile bar business in Holbeach is taking the concept to a new level by organising the town’s first-ever music and beer festival.

Sean Taylor is pouring all his experience of running The Old Exchange, Holbeach, into a new event to include almost 20 live bands, fairground, crazy golf and more than 30 real ales.

My interest is in organising an event unlike anything the area has seen before to try and raise funds to meet the running costs of the new community sports academy.

Sean Taylor

Holbeach Music and Beer Festival, to run from August 7-9, is aiming to raise money for the new Holbeach United Community Sports Academy in Penny Hill Road, Holbeach, which will be officially opened on June 26.

Sean said: “My interest is in organising an event unlike anything the area has seen before to try and raise funds to meet the running costs of the new community sports academy.

“I’ve had the idea of a beer festival for two years but never had the opportunity to execute it until now because it was about getting the grounds and the space to do it.

“The authorities have been working with me but we need people with fundraising skills to step forward and help raise the £20,000 a year needed to run the academy.”

For more details, go to www.holbeachmusicandbeerfestival.co.uk

• When it officially opens on June 26, the £500,000 Holbeach United Community Sports Academy will be the culmination of a seven-year project to provide a centre of excellence for the area.

It will have six grassed football pitches and a sports pavilion for community use.

Trustee Philip Barnes said: “We’re really grateful to Sean for taking a big weight off our shoulders by coming forward and taking sole charge of the Holbeach Music and Beer Festival.

“The new academy will be a figurehead for the Holbeach area.”