Local bands and performance groups wanted for Grow Festival 2019

Local bands and performance groups wanted for Grow Festival 2019

Grow Festival is set to bring more spectacular outdoor arts to Corby this Summer and talented local artists are being sought to be a part of The People’s Stage. Commissioned by Made in Corby and co-produced by The Core at Corby Cube, Grow 2019 takes place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2019.

Building on the success of last year’s festival, The People’s Stage will be held across both days of the festival and local residents are invited to come and perform in Queens Square or Coronation Park.

Grow are looking for anyone from established choir groups, local bands and dance troupes to up-and-coming young singer/songwriters, providing the perfect opportunity for them to showcase their talent.

Continuing to look at the essential ingredients for growth, Grow 2019 is inspired by the theme of food, celebrating all things culinary. Corby’s town centre will once again be animated with hilarious street performers, magical family pop-up shows and spectacular art throughout the weekend. The highlight of this year’s festival will be an enormous community feast.

A theatrical community feast will take place on Sunday 28 July in Coronation Park, sharing and celebrating the food and cultures of Corby. The feast will be the culmination of months of community growing projects and three community cooks will be chosen to reflect Corby’s diverse population. Hundreds of diners will be entertained by music, dance and theatre from acclaimed street artists and the People’s Stage will return to showcase local talent.

To find out more or request to take part, please contact us by Friday 17 May.

As Corby is one of the fastest growing boroughs outside of London, the festivals are aptly inspired by themes of water, light and food – all essential ingredients for growth. The first of the festivals in July 2018 saw over fifteen thousand people from Corby enjoying a wide range of performances, activities including making and parading giant jellyfish and marvelling at Saturday’s headline performance, Music Of The Spheres on the Boating Lake.

The project is steered by a panel of community members, facilitated by Made in Corby. The project is produced by The Core at Corby Cube with Bill Gee Projects.

More information about the festival can be found at www.growcorby.co.uk and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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