Bankswood Festival Quiz

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TweetHow much do you know about the Bankswood Festival? test your knowledge on the Bankswood Festival Quiz. If you give us your email address at the end of the quiz, we will enter the highest scores into a draw to win an exclusive 2016 festival T shirt.

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Volunteers needed

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TweetOne thing the festival needs is Volunteers over the weekend. We need people to do the following types of role: Official Photographer General Stewarding Working on the gate Working on the merchandise stall Help with set up and breakdown of the festival With the exception of Photographer (Where the ability to take a decent photo… Read more »

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Bankswood 2016

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TweetAgain for Bankswood 2016, we have been successful in winning funding from the Big Lottery fund. This means we will be able to continue the developments we started in 2015. Whilst the funding does not cover the entire cost of the festival, it does allow us to make sure its the best it can be…. Read more »

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Tweet and win

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TweetPublicity for the festival will be going up around the Town over the next weekend, and when it does you will have a chance to win one of our exclusive festival T-shirts signed by the members of the band Elbow. To enter the draw, all you need to do is take a selfie in front… Read more »

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Rubberbear Interview

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TweetYesterday Tom Chapman and Steve Trafford popped into the High Peak Radio studio to talk about the band and their music. If you missed the broadcast, you can check it out here:  

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Bankswood Inspire Fringe

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TweetTo get you in the mood for Bankswood Inspire 2015, we have arranged 5 of the bands performing at the festival to do a fringe gig Upstairs at the Oakwood. With a chilled acousic feel, and 5 of the top breaking bands in the North West on one stage, this is going to be a… Read more »

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Lottery Grant allows Festival to Grow

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We are delighted to announce that we have managed to secure funding from the National Lottery Awards for all Scheme for the 2015 festival.

The grant will allow us to develop the festival this year with an improved stage and PA.

“On one level the festival is about providing an opportunity for up and coming bands and engineers to experience working on a professional stage, with a professional PA system. The Upgraded stage and PA that the funding has allowed us to bring in mean that the experience they get will be that much closer to that of a big festival.” explains Duncan Wright, one of the festival organisers. “For festival goers that means they get to hear the breaking bands from the North West as they would hear the top bands playing at top festivals this summer.”

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Jay Beard – “He’s a Sound Guy” – From the World Spotlight to the Local Stage.

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“Will you remember us when you’re rich and famous?” It’s a question asked of many a musician as they start to get recognition, and in the case of the members of Manchester Band Elbow the answer is a definitive Yes.

The point was proved recently when they asked their longtime friend Jay Beard (who was their sound engineer as they rose to fame) to step in and engineer two gigs on their current European Festival tour.

Jay, who lives in Hadfield, Derbyshire with his family, has built his career in sound engineering, and is now training the engineers of the future in his role as Head of Live Sound at SSR in Manchester.

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