Teenage Cancer Trust to be charity partner for Valley Fest 2017

By Chew Valley Gazette in Local People

Valley Fest, the Chew Valley’s homegrown music, food and drink festival, have chosen Teenage Cancer Trust to be their charity partner this August alongside FareShare South West, a food waste and poverty organization.

To launch the new charity partnership the team will be holding a ’Spring Fling’ of music and food this Friday 24th March at the Exchange, Bristol.

Valley Fest began in 2014 after festival founder Luke Hasell took over the farm when his parents both passed away of cancer. To honour their memory, Luke decided to put on an event that would combine both their zest for life and love of good food into a true celebration to share with those you love.

Luke said: “Every year we always raise money for a cancer related charity. It means a lot to our family as it has affected so many loved ones. It is so exciting to be able to help such an amazing charity and we can’t wait to celebrate the weekend with everyone, including some of the young people, in addition to raising much needed funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.

The ‘Spring Fling’ evening on March 24th will be being headlined up by Brummie misfits The Destroyers, described by Songlines magazine as ‘blow your mind original’. There will also be support from Bristol brass-band luminaries the Brass Junkies and high energy DJ sets from DJ Ru Robinson. It wouldn’t be a Valley Fest bash without some treats for the tummy thrown into the mix and the Valley Fest team will be bringing their famous Midnight Feats to the event. Tickets are available from £8 from Headfirst Bristol https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/whats-on/exchange/fri-24-mar-valley-fest-spring-fling-37329

Valley Fest will fall on the first weekend of August this year; the lineup will be announced within the next few weeks. The Valley Fest team are also proud to announce that the festival will be selling 100% organic food, with proceeds going to both chosen charities. Day tickets, weekend tickets and weekend with camping tickets are available now and can be purchased on the website www.valleyfest.co.uk/tickets.

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