Back in 2018, Debbie Joynes had the idea of “getting a few muso friends round” to celebrate her birthday.
Then it escalated to “a mini concert” with several artists she knows.
And before she knew it, the idea of a fully-fledged festival to raise money for local charity was formed.
In 2018 GlastonBeoley raised £10,000 for local charities – in 2019 this was £14,000. In 2020 – despite the pandemic, we held an online festival and a COVID-safe event outdoors (when we were allowed to), which meant we were still able to donate much needed funds to our nominated organisations.
In 2021 – WE ARE BACK WITH A BANG!
We are conscious that people will be wary of such events. That over 12 months of not being able to mix is going to seem strange to a lot of us. That safeguards, masks, hand sanitising stations and one-way systems are all pretty much the norm, but we have learned to adapt.
After 21st June, we are told that a lot of the current restrictions and measures will be lifted. What we aim to do is provide you with an environment that will make you feel SAFE and SECURE. Because we ‘d all like to get back to something approaching what life was like, pre-COVID.
Come and join us on 31st July and 1st August at the Bees Rugby Club on the A435 for what is now our 2 day open-air charity music festival.
We can’t wait!