Hale Barns Carnival hailed a huge success

Fri 26th July 2019 4.02PM

Hale Barns Carnival hailed a huge success
Organisers of the annual Hale Barns Carnival, which returned in tremendous form over the weekend, say it was attended by a record number of visitors for 2019, raising over 100,000 for the local community.

In its biggest event to date, carnival-goers flocked in their thousands to enjoy the array of family activities and entertainment on offer over the two-day event.

St Ambrose Fields was overflowing with fun during the daytime activity which included traditional fairground rides, falconry displays, supercars, sports, arts and crafts, artisan market, and food village.

The B&M Stage featured a huge host of live music and acts over the two days, including Bananarama tribute Nanarama; State of Quo, a tribute to Status Quo; Irish dancing; electric and acoustic group String Infusion; charting Country music star Danny McMahon; Scarlett Quigley from The Voice; Retro City Orchestra.

The entertainment continued into the night, with an all-star live concert each evening.

Guests danced the night away with spectacular performances from 80s singing sensation Nathan Moore from Brother Beyond; disco and soul legends Odyssey and The Real Thing; reggae jams from Musical Youth; and a headline DJ set from Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp.

Organisers are delighted by the positive feedback they have received from visitors praising the incredible family-orientated atmosphere and the wonderful variety of entertainment.

Max Eden from Hale Barns Events commented: "What an absolutely incredible weekend, the atmosphere from start to finish has been exhilarating. A huge thank you to everyone who attended this year, we hope you had as much fun as we did. And a special thank you to all of our sponsors, whose help and support have made the event possible.

"The main aim of Hale Barns Carnival is to raise crucial funds for the community and 100% of the proceeds from the event goes back into the Hale Barns community, and we are absolutely delighted to announce that we raised over 100,000 across the weekend which is just incredible and totally surpassed our expectations!"