GlastonBeoley is now a Community Interest Company (CIC) – founded by the four CIC directors in 2021 – Debbie Joynes, Kevin Joynes, Jackie Kain and Ian Hayward. All positions in the CIC are on a volunteer unpaid basis.
From humble beginnings back in 2018 we have put on charitable events in support of both national and local charities.
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 CAME BACK WITH A BANG!
The festival went off without a hitch, 3 stages, food vendors, ice creams, craft stalls, 2 bars and a LOT of dancing! Despite a questionable weather forecast, we had sunshine on both days whilst we were drenched in quality music, and blown away by epic performances.
All our artists play for free, and we are staffed with volunteers wherever we can – without this huge act of kindness we couldn’t exist.
Two volunteers, Caroline Ratcliffe and Jill Costello, give us a full committee of six who help orchestrate and organise our events.
Whilst we have been acknowledged by Glastonbury Music Festival, we are in no way connected or affiliated with them and operate our charitable activities independently.