Big crowd for opening night of Bourne Festival

Bourne Festival 2015.   Beer festival volunteers   Jake Exton, Chris Rimmington and david Southwood. EMN-150606-003041009
Bourne Festival 2015. Beer festival volunteers Jake Exton, Chris Rimmington and david Southwood. EMN-150606-003041009
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Bourne Festival kicked off in bright sunshine yesterday (Friday).

The annual event drew a big crowd to its opening night, all keen to sample the 80 real ales on offer or enjoy some live music in the marquee on the Wellhead.

This year Bourne Rugby Club is offering camping facilities for tents, caravans and motorhomes, so people can stay alongside the festival for the whole weekend. This includes shower and toilet facilities, a late bar with hot food, cooked breakfast available in the morning and a shuttle bus to the festival site.

The event, organised by the Bourne and District Round Table, will donate all of its profits from the festival towards helping local charities, specifically the Bourne2Play campaign which is raising funds to build a new play park in Bourne. Other charities that will benefit within the community will include Bourne United Charities, Three Counties Dog Rescue and the Royal British Legion, among many others.

The festival continues today (Saturday) from middy until 11pm, and tomorrow (Sunday) from midday to 10pm.

Entry is £2 per day, or a weekend pass can be purchased for £5. Children under 11 years old enter free.

Bourne Festival 2015. The Vigilanties on stage EMN-150606-003649009

Bourne Festival 2015. The Vigilanties on stage EMN-150606-003649009

For more information, including a full line up of all the live acts across the weekend, visit www.bournefestival.com.