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Head for the Hills Festival wins ID&C’s Bursary!

Head for the Hills Festival wins ID&C’s Bursary!

ID&C, the UK’s leading provider of security wristbands for festivals and live events, has announced Ramsbottom’s Head for the Hills Festival as the winner of its Grass Roots Festival Bursary and recipient of the £2500 grant.

Head for the Hills Festival was founded in 2011 and is held annually in the market town of Ramsbottom. 


It features an eclectic mix of music as well as arts and family shows to showcase the very best in Lancashire hospitality.



Edwina McEachran, Development Officer at Head for the Hills Festival, said: “We are so delighted to have won the grass roots bursary from ID&C and we are looking forward to elevating the festival experience at Head for the Hills this year with their support!

“Head for the Hills Festival has the heart of Rasmbottom at the core of its programming and delivery, making it a vital part of Lancashire’s cultural scene.

“An increase in financial support for our wristbands, lanyards, laminates will create a bigger focus on making the first point of contact with the festival even better for our attendees.  

“Having these materials match the quality of the program, we believe, would make a significant increase in the festival goers’ overall experience, creating a high quality keepsake that can preserve a weekend full of amazing memories.”

The ID&C Grass Roots Festival Bursary was launched in 2011 and is open to any UK independent festival that has operated for eight years or less and has an overall attendance of up to 15,000 people.

Previous winners include Samphire Festival, Elderflower Fields Festival, Just So Festival, Looe Music Festival and Cockermouth Rock Festival. 



Matt Wilkey, Director of ID&C, said: “We chose to award Head For The Hills as our Grass Roots Bursary winner this year as we were impressed with their focus on working alongside their community, supporting local businesses and their ethos on the environment and sustainability, as well as supporting their grass roots music scene.

“Cultivating a festival year-on-year, come rain or shine is no mean feat, and all festivals large or small continue to feel the pinch.

"The Bursary enables smaller festivals to have the same quality of wristbands and accreditation as some of the world’s largest and most successful events.

“The financial contribution also allows bursary winners to spend more on developing other areas of the festival."

The Head for The Hills Festival takes place at Ramsbottom Cricket Club on the 14th, 15th and 16th of September 2018.


It will be headlined by Sir Bob Geldof's band The Boomtown Rats - who will perform on the closing night of the festival.

Steve Heap: 21st May 2018 20:51:00

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