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Rossendale Sixties On The Square

Rossendale Sixties On The Square
Rossendale Sixties On The Square

Festival Details - "Rossendale Sixties On The Square"...

Start: Saturday, September 9, 2023 10:00AM
End: Saturday, September 9, 2023 5:00PM

The Rossendale 60s Festival is now in its 10th year and has established itself as the premier valley-wide event in Rossendale. The Festival has been sponsored and supported by Rossendale Borough Council since its inception in 2013, providing both financial and logistical support and continue to do so. Over recent years, the Festival has been interrupted due to COVID and the sad death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. As a consequence, the Festival organisers are taking the opportunity to relaunch the Festival and have introduced a brand new event in Rawtenstall for 2023 that will be held on Rawtenstall Town Square on Saturday 9th September. ‘Sixties On The Square’. The event is a collaboration between Rossendale Radio and the Festival organisers who will be presenting the event on the day and promoting it through the local press, radio and social media. Sixties On The Square is being part sponsored by local businesses including Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts CIC, David Gould Opticians, Althams Travel, Marketfresh Fruit and Veg and Rossendale Borough Council. Sponsors are still being sought to support the Festival, and in return acknowledgement will be included in all publicity for the event. The Rossendale 60s Festival ‘Sixties On The Square’ will include stalls taken up by over 20 Rossendale community groups and organisations. There will also be funfair rides and stalls with the main attraction being performances of 60s themed music and dance from a number of artists and groups on the main stage. The event provides a great opportunity to dust off your flairs, shorten your skirts and prepare yourself for a fab and Groovy weekend of music, art and culture that will take you back to the swinging 60’s era. As in previous years, there will be a number of venues hosting their own events throughout the valley. The full Festival programme will be published online nearer the date. Live acts confirmed for Sixties On The Square include The Rossendale Male Voice Choir, The Rossendale Ukulele Band, DLNW DANCE and Fitness, Smokey Top Poetry by Michelle, Singer Lareena Mitchell with her Dusty Springfield tribute and Singer Kaitlin Richards. The organisers are still looking for bands or a solo artist who can perform 60s music and would like to be part of Sixties On The Square. For further details, please contact Pete at As part of the Sixties On The Square event the organisers are holding a 60s fancy dress competition consisting of a ‘Hippie Parade’ where judging will take place and prizes awarded for best outfit. For businesses, a 60s window dressing competition again with prizes to be won. Details will be published on the Rossendale 60s Festival Facebook page and will be announced on Rossendale Radio leading up to the event.
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Rawtenstall Bus Station
Rossendale, BB4 7LZ
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