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The Survived Lock Down Festival

Brierfield Working Men’s Club brought together a mix of emerging and experienced artists from across Lancashire for a jam-packed day of live entertainment on Saturday 20th November 2021.

Topically named, the “Survived Lockdown Festival” was organised by Richard Hepke & Steve Worrall, both parents to young drummers who regularly perform in 2 of our local bands.

The successful event filled the 200-strong upstairs function room, with nearly £400 of donations being raised for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a charity that works to promote tolerance and acceptance for others with the mission to stamp out prejudice, hatred and intolerance everywhere.

Bands kindly volunteering their time to entertain the family-friendly crowd consisted of Cosmic Slop, No Quarter, Rooster Rebellion, Reloaded, The Chimps, The Opening Scene, Lythium, Nomadic, The Switch, Overload and Prophets Without Honour with Burnley drag Queen, Elta Avelon, acting as compere.

The event was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley who were greeted by Club official Luke Hamilton, with 360 Ambulance Service providing the medical cover and Jason Wood / Alan Wilson providing quality sound on the main stage.