Crowds flock to Drop The Beat

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Burnley’s Drop The Beat Festival has been hailed a resounding success.

More than 1,000 revellers braved high winds as Towneley Park played host to one of the biggest festivals the town has ever seen.

Drop The Beat

Drop The Beat

A stellar line-up featuring the likes of K-Klass, Rob Tissera, Jane Angel, Stu Allen, Muzz Khan and Lewis Pearce all delivered electric sets across three stages while dignitaries including Mayor of Burnley Coun. Andy Tatchell and Lancashire County Council chairman Coun. Kevin Ellard gave their seal of approval.

Drop The Beat follows two 500-capacity events held last year and organiser Madge Nawaz said the plan was now to raise the bar even further

“It was absolutely brilliant, a real success for Burnley. Everybody who came enjoyed themselves. We wanted to try and put Burnley on the map and I think we did that. The Mayor and the councillors who came were really impressed and everything we’ve heard following the event has been extremely positive.

“The plan is to make it even bigger and better next year. We want to do a proper full weekend festival next year with all types of music. “

Around £2,000 was also raised for Burnley charity Furniture for Education Worldwide.

“We would like to give a special thanks to Adams Taxis for donating £200,” added Madge. “This one was never about making money for us. We wanted to raise money for charity and make sure everybody had a good time.”

Roll on Drop The Beat 2015.