Thousands set for Towneley summer music festival

Drop the Beat music festival
Drop the Beat music festival

Thousands of party-goers could be bouncing to top DJs at a music festival in Burnley

The Drop the Beat festival is set to bring house music back to Burnley with a big festival in Towneley Park.

Around 2,000 dance music fans could flood the park for the one-day event in front of the historic Towneley Hall.

Legendary Hacienda group K-Klass will line up alongside world class DJ and Kissdafunk founder Rob Tissera, veteran DJ Stu Allan and around 40 other house music acts.

The festival, which will be in the same location as Towneley Live in 2011, will see a huge main arena and a further two music stages for up to 600 revellers each.

Organisers hope the event could put Burnley back on the map with the biggest dance event the town has ever seen.

Burnley DJ Craig Kennedy and Remedy Bar co-owner Madge Nawaz have brought the festival to Towneley after the success of two smaller festivals in Bank Hall park which sold out in just days last summer.

Craig said: “Burnley used to be huge for dance music and draw the biggest DJs around and we want to bring that back and put the town on the map.

“We wanted to do a festival in our town rather than people travelling to Creamfields and V Festival.

“It will be the single biggest dance music event Burnley has seen in 25 years and we are proud to be organising it.

“There is no better venue than Towneley Park.

“Our aim in four or five years is to have a weekend festival maybe even with camping. Every year we want to make it bigger and better.” Tickets are £25, or £50 for VIP, and £3 from every ticket will go to support Burnley charity Furniture for Education Worldwide. It will take place from noon until 11pm on Saturday, August 16th.