There’s almost 10 weeks left until The Green will be flooded with residents for the annual Croxfest.
The free to attend event on September 7 is looking for more volunteers to help make sure everything runs smoothly.
Last month, the festival signed five new volunteers who will be helping run the 9th Croxfest from setting up, marshalling, checking in bands, looking after the green room, the list is endless.
Stephen Crabtree has been a festival organiser for Croxfest since the beginning. He has a background in the events industry and wanted to put “something back into the community”.
He said: “We get lots of comments saying it’s a great event and people always come back in their thousands. I’ve always been involved in volunteering at a young age such as delivering Christmas parcels as a kid and community work as a Scout.
“We have fantastic sponsors and stall holders who support putting on this free to attend event. We host a bucket collection on the day which helps cover costs and kickstarts for the next year. If everyone who attended put just £1.00 in the bucket we would raise between £6,000 to £8,000 which would be fantastic.
“It costs about £20,000 to put on the event, costs include the stage, sound, lighting, toilets, barriers, road signs, cleaning operation, all the licensing costs including hiring The Green from TRDC.”
This year’s line-up includes Candidates, Soulfunks, Stonegarden, Nightjar, Lost Near Blue Ape, Guilty Parties and The Skandal, with two more artists yet to be announced.
Stephen added: “We have really good individuals in the community and the same people’s names crop up every time – it would be nice to see some more new faces getting involved.”
Croxfest wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for the volunteers on the
committee who work tirelessly for months in advance. If you are interested in helping out, email Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo courtesy of Howard Key