Continuing the tradition of its predecessors Arts in the Park and Blackburn Mela, Blackburn Festival brings together the best performers and artists from Blackburn, Lancashire, the North West and beyond, local charities and traders, and arts organisations looking to engage and involve young and old artists alike.
The festival is arranged and operated by the Blackburn Festival Committee, a non-profit organisation formed by volunteers from Blackburn who are otherwise involved in the Arts.
The first event, which took place in June 2013, exceeded the expectations of the committee with around 5000 people attending the festival, which was headlined by Twisted Wheel and Esco Williams.
A second festival is being planned, for Saturday 14th June 2014. Watch this space for more information!