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Nuts in May festival site takes shape

Work has begun on the site of Workington’s new Nuts in May music festival.

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Volunteers have started work on two of the stages for the event, which will take place in woodland at Middlemoor, Stainburn, from May 4 to May 6.

Artists who will play include folk stars Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw and singer Hazel O’Connor.

Allerdale council’s licensing panel gave the go-ahead to the festival last week.

It will feature six stages, a campsite, performers including morris dancers, a Maypole and refreshments provided by Weirdigans Organic Cafe.

Alwyn and Joanne Braniff, of Rivendell, Stainburn, are behind the event.

Alwyn said: “It was a relief to get the go-ahead. Things are starting to look a lot better than a few weeks ago.

“I believe Workington has wanted something like this for a long time.

“All the other towns have some sort of festival. Workington hasn’t really fulfilled its potential. It will bring a lot of people into the area.

“Money will be spent on local businesses that otherwise wouldn’t be spent. I would like to give credit to the volunteers, as without them it wouldn’t be possible.”

Tickets are available to buy online at www.nutsinmayfestival.co.uk/tickets/buy/index.php

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I was up at the site this morning its looking fantastic, the on site crew have done a massive job,lots of time and hard work have gone into this build and i think it will be an event to beat all events they all should be very proud of what they have done in sutch a short time ,well done

Posted by Ian Crawford on 22 April 2012 at 16:08

I was up there this weekend and it is looking magical. We also now have Martin Turners Wishbone Ash on the bill too.

Posted by Alan Whittaker on 11 April 2012 at 23:30

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