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Head for the Hills wins 2018 Grass Roots Bursary

Head for the Hills, in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, is the winner of this year's ID&C grant to put towards wristbands and laminates

By IQ on 21 May 2018

Head for the Hills 2017

H4TH 2017

image © Andrew Allcock/Head for the Hills

Lancashire’s Head for the Hills festival has won ID&C’s 2018 Grass Roots Bursary, receiving a grant of £2,500 to put towards its wristbands, lanyards and other accreditation costs.

The bursary scheme is open to any UK festival that has operated for eight years or fewer and has a capacity of under 15,000. Previous winners include Samphire Festival, Elderflower Fields, Just So Festival, Looe Music Festival and Cockermouth Rock Festival.

Edwina McEachran, Head for the Hills (H4tH)’s development officer, says: “We are so delighted to have won the Grass Roots Bursary from ID&C and we are looking forward to elevating the festival experience at Head for the Hills this year with their support.

“An increase in financial support for our wristbands, lanyard and laminates will create a bigger focus on making the first point of contact with the festival even better for our attendees. Having these materials match the quality of the programme, we believe, would make a significant increase in the festivalgoers’ overall experience, creating a high quality keepsake that can preserve a weekend full of amazing memories.”

Head for the Hills 2018, headlined by Bob Geldof’s Boomtown Rats, takes place at Ramsbottom Cricket Club on 14–16 September.


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