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Midsummer Spectacular Charity Concert to return to Driffield

A popular charity brass band concert is returning to Driffield this summer for the first time in 14 years as it looks to raise funds for four local charities.

The Midsummer Spectacular Charity Concert has been organised by the High Sheriff for the East Riding of Yorkshire, Jacky Bowes, who is also a trustee of Working Independently Supporting Hull Hospitals (WISHH) .

It will take place on Saturday 25th June at Driffield Showground, almost a quarter of a decade since it was first launched and will see a crowd of around 4,000 enjoy refreshments and music provided by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, among other performers.

The event has also been arranged to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and will raise funds for WISHH, The Tribune Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Yorkshire Appeal and the Driffield Agricultural Society.

“Every single penny raised for our chosen four charities will be spent locally to benefit the people of Hull and the East Riding,” said Jacky.

“We hope to make it a real community event, bringing people together from across the region to celebrate the incredible 70 years Her Majesty the Queen has served our country.

“We will of course be having a Last Night of the Proms and firework finale.”

As well as the sounds of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, there will also be music from international violinist Kate Cruscicka and the East Riding Senior Wind Band, who will have an opportunity to work the Grimethorpe Colliery Band during a workshop before the concert, before performing with them.

“We are also really hoping that we can help some of the most vulnerable in our area, especially those who have perhaps become isolated during the pandemic, by providing transport to the concert and having a reserved seating area for them to meet each other,” added Jacky.

“We are extremely grateful to local businesses and charitable trusts who are sponsoring the concert so that we can make this a night to remember and to raise funds for local charities.”
To find out more about the concert, the charities being supported and how to get tickets visit midsummerspectacular.co.uk.

Tickets can be purchased at tickets.eticketme.com/sales/mid-summer-spectacular and are priced:

In advance – Adults £25, Children (aged five-15) £6, Under-fives and carers Free, Family (two adults and two children) £57, Seniors (66+) and students £22.

On the gate (subject to availability) – Adults £30, Children (aged five-15) £7, Under-fives and carers Free, Family (two adults and two children) £68, Seniors (66+) and students £27

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