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Jazz Band and Choir to perform at BrowsonBeats – a family-friendly music festival in aid of charity

01 June 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

We are delighted to be supporting BrowsonBeats Music Festival on Saturday, 16th July, when our Jazz Band and Choir will take to the stage. Organised by Mark Bastow and Tarn Bainbridge, former students, BrowsonBeats is this summer’s only one-day music festival in Richmondshire. A family-friendly, mini-Glastonbury, with a fantastic vibe that offers a fabulous line-up of music to showcase the local talent in the area, BrowsonBeats is aiming to raise significant funds for its nominated charities, Pancreatic Cancer UK and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Hosted at Browson Bank Farm, on the A66, five miles west from Scotch Corner, camping and glamping are also available.

For 2022, Tarn and Mark have relocated to a much larger area on the farm so they can welcome more visitors to the family-orientated event. Working with a team of volunteers, who devote huge amounts of time and energy, the festival will offer more than music with plenty of attractions for the whole family, in a stunning amphitheatre setting with wide-reaching views towards Ravensworth and beyond. As well as enjoying ten hours of live music, from 1pm, culminating with a disco, the audience will also have the opportunity to purchase a wide range of hot refreshments from food stalls, with a competitively-priced bar from Cameron’s Brewery. Throughout the day and evening, Fired & Sliced, Hoodoo and Stoneygate Farm will be serving locally-sourced, high-quality wood-fired pizzas, street food and a Barbecue, with all tastes catered for.  In addition, for younger visitors, there will be other attractions such as outdoor games, craft-making, face painting and bouncy castles.

Tarn said: “We started BrowsonBeats to offer a family-friendly festival alternative in the Richmond area. Both Mark and I are very passionate music fans and enjoy watching live music in general. We also felt we could raise money for various charities at the same time for local people who have been affected by a loss or specific disease. My family has suffered a huge loss this year due to Pancreatic Cancer so raising money for charity is at the centre of this festival.”

The festival offers a diverse mix of music styles from folk, rock and jazz through to close harmony and brass. There will be regular favourites making a return such as Ginger Brown and The Blackthorns, with some great newcomers to widen the appeal of the Festival.

Mark said: “We are really keen to introduce new acts to the Festival and, in particular, bring in younger performers to showcase their burgeoning talents and also give them the opportunity to play on a big stage. We are delighted to be working closely with Richmond School and Sixth Form College and their superb jazz band and choir will be playing some brilliant sets.  Some of the students are also volunteering their time to support us with the running of children’s activities, helping with the games and craft workshops. It will be wonderful to have the younger generation featuring so strongly in the Festival and it is a way of future proofing the event for years to come.

“We like to think that if you could choose a festival that’s a winning combination of the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, amazing music, with a charity ethos at its heart, then BrowsonBeats is where it’s at – big enough to create a fun-filled party atmosphere, yet small enough not to be overwhelming, meaning it’s perfect for everyone!”

The Festival is indebted to its sponsors and has been fortunate to have been sponsored by many local businesses in the past and this year is no different. Their valuable support helps to ensure as much money as possible can be donated to charity. If any individuals or businesses would be interested in supporting us this year, please get in touch at mpbastow@yahoo.co.uk

Since the Festival’s inception in 2017, over £10,000 has been raised with Yorkshire Air Ambulance, MNDA, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, The Fire Fighters Charity and The South Tees Hospitals Charity supported in the past. This year, the chosen charities are Pancreatic Cancer UK and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Tarn had the devastating loss of his wife Sammi to Pancreatic Cancer in January and now aims to raise money and awareness to fight this disease and help others in the future.

Tickets are available now at www.browsonbeats.co.uk or in person from the box office at King Street Kitchen & Gifts in Richmond, adult entry is £25, £5 for under 16s and under 2s are free. Visit the website for further information on how to book camping and glamping.

Visitors are invited to bring their own food, soft and alcoholic drinks (strictly no glass), chairs and picnic blankets, and don’t forget your parasol which can double up as an umbrella, if needed, although nothing will dampen the spirits of BrowsonBeats!

Keep in touch with all the news and regular updates on the Festival’s Group Facebook page which you can join at www.facebook.com/groups/browsonbeats or for further information click here.

 

 

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