2,000 enjoy Clitheroe Beats Cancer Festival

The crowds at this year's Beats Cancer event. Photo by Kyle Mcloughlin. (s)
The crowds at this year's Beats Cancer event. Photo by Kyle Mcloughlin. (s)

Around 2,000 people descended on Clitheroe for the second Beats Cancer Festival last weekend.

And voluteer organisers have hailed the event a massive success, with it raising the fantastic sum of £6,000 for Cancer Research UK. Plans are already being made for next year’s event.

Organised by a group of local DJs, Duncan Dickins, Sarah Rushton, Nick Kennerley and Robert Valinakis, whose families have all been touched by cancer, the event was held at Clitheroe Castle bandstand.

Headline acts included Bontan, an exciting new talent on the UK house music scene, DJ Paul Taylor, founder of RETRO, one of the longest standing brands in the music industry, and Mark Storie, Toolroom Records DJ and producer.

Duncan said: “Last year the event was held as a tester and this year it has been an amazing success.

“We would like to thank everyone who made this happen, including the headline DJs who gave their time free of charge. The event has gone beyond our expectations really.’’

Billed as a family music event, there were also 
attractions for children 
including inflatables and face painting.