The first Boston Music and Beer Festival this Sunday proved to be another great success.
Groups of friends and families gathered to join us in Central Park, the sun was shining and the bands were playing with a fun-filled line up of music throughout the day. People enjoyed sampling up to 20 varieties of beer from Lincolnshire Brewing Company and for those who didn’t have a liking for the ale there was a choice of ciders, lager, pimms and gin.
The nine hours of live music, including Boston Ukulele, Hydrobats, Molly’s Chamber, BHDC, Audio Tap, Little Mixx, Alice Kat and Revolver, sat alongside fair rides, silent disco, bouncy castle, children’s area and face painting, which all proved popular.
Kristina Willoughby, event organiser, said: “The event was great and the weather was very kind with a gorgeous sunny day. A big thank you to everyone who helped to make this event happy and our bands/singers who kept the crowds entertained. It was lovely to see families and friend enjoying themselves in the sunshine. We have some factors we would like to review for future years but overall a great day.”
Cllr Alistair Arundell, portfolio holder for events, said: “We had some superb weather, a fantastic range of beers, ales, ciders, and gins, a great family atmosphere and people really enjoying themselves.
“A huge amount of effort has gone into the festival from the events team and what a great event the festival is for Boston.”
This event is funded by the Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC).
People took to Facebook to comment on the event page, posting the following:
Bryley Chase, said: “The silent disco was great, what an amazing experience, thank you.”
Rachel Warrington, said: “Really enjoyed the event. Hope there is one next year. Thanks to those who worked so hard to make the event great.”
Marion Phoenix, said: “Lovely day Great music. £7 for nine hours of music there were things for the kids too and under 18s free I have known drink to be dearer at some events . It was a lovely day. Need more of them”
Tracey Banks, said: “It was a great event, brilliant atmosphere. Can’t wait till the next one x”
Kerry Pooley, said: “It was just great. Our family really enjoyed it. £7 for 9 hours music entertainment is a bargain. Kids free. We took a picnic. Boston needs more events like this ? thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you x”
Evie-Marie Ford, face painter said: “Thank you to all the adults that got involved in the free face painting. I loved it. Hope you were all happy and had a great time. If anyone has any pictures they wouldn’t mind sharing with me I’d love to see them x”
A huge thank you to the Christmas in Boston team and Boston More in Common for supporting the event.
The events team will be applying for their 2020 funding in October where they hope to be successful and if you would like to get involved in our festival next year please email firstname.lastname@example.org