Milnrow Calling 2021! We did it! Two years in the making, one postponed festival later and we managed to have the festival we had all waited for. Covid didn't stop us, the sky's didn't pour with rain and most importantly there was an amazing turnout by the people of Milnrow and beyond.
In such an uncertain time it definitely wasn't an easy undertaking. There was hours of administration work and meetings, days of setting up with the greatly appreciated help of volunteers and quick dashes to get essential replacements for broken equipment. We even had an act drop out at 5am on the day of the festival but needless to say everyone involved with the organisation of the festival wouldn't let any problem get the better of them.
We would like to make some special thanks. Firstly to our sponsor PGC for all their continued support. Your efforts probably go unnoticed by most but are of the utmost value to these events.
Secondly, Milnrow CC committee and volunteers. Without their hard work the festival would not have gone ahead.
Thirdly, to all the acts and stage techs who put on great shows and were extremely flexible when required! A special mention to the Run away Killers Tribute Band who not only filled in at the 11th hour but delieverd an awesome set!
Fourthly, to all our food vendors for providing quality food, Milnrow Bouncy castles the children's entertainment and our fabulous festival paint and glitter ladies Last! Last but not least, to everyone who bought tickets and supported this event. After the last 18 months you deserved a great party and we hope we gave you that.
Planning is now well underway for Milnrow Calling 2022 on the 3rd September, 2022 where we hope to make the festival even bigger and better but still keep and still provide that quality family festival experience!
Before next year though there are plenty of events coming up including Oktoberfest Rochdale (17th/18th Sept) and Bombay Bingo (4th Dec) at the Champness Hall. Milnrow Cricket Club also have: Family day (18th Sept), Bonfire Night (6th Nov) and the Jäger Maestros (13th Nov). There's something for everyone!