As you may have read here in recent months, the future of Milford on Sea Music & Arts Festival has been under threat. Over the past ten years a dedicated small group of volunteers have done a fantastic job building the festival to what we have all come to love & enjoy. However, changing circumstances and commitments has meant that a number of important volunteer organisers were moving on and there was insufficient new blood to maintain the annual event as we know it.
The great news is that following appeals in these pages and elsewhere locally, sufficient volunteers have come forward to make the necessary additions to the remaining committee. Our supportive community never ceases to amaze me, and once again people have pulled together, sacrificing their own time to create enjoyment for others. Well done to you all, I know it is appreciated by many.
I am delighted to say that the 10th Anniversary Milford on Sea Music Festival 2011 will run from the 7th to 10th July with events on the first two evening & full day and evening performances on the Saturday & Sunday. If you have never been before, this is a very special weekend where you can enjoy rock bands, folk groups, swing bands, classical music, opera, dance groups, local talent, youth bands and lots more. The village green becomes alive with the main stage and various off-stage entertainment such as variety entertainers, stalls and local food. Unbelievably, the event has no official funding and yet the whole event is free to all visitors. All costs are covered by local fundraising and most importantly from programme sales. So please buy a programme, as the money helps keep the festival going.
If anybody would like to support the festival, the committee have launched a ‘Friends of the festival’ campaign, and any donation is welcomed. For those in a position to make a larger financial commitment they are also seeking ‘Sponsors’ for all aspects of the event.
The committee as pleased to say that they now have a solid team, but of course there is always room for new faces & pairs of hands, so if you have ‘administrative skills’, or would simply like to just help out on the day you would be warmly welcomed.
For further details on becoming a volunteer, ‘friend of the festival’ or sponsoring the event - please contact Pamela Allen at: