Talent spotting for Midsummer Fiesta 2015 - could you be star of the show?

Published on 26th March 2015

A man in a checked shirt singing into a microphone

Organisers behind one of Cheltenham’s biggest summer attractions are looking for talent to star at this year’s event.

Plans are now underway for Midsummer Fiesta 2015, set to take place on Saturday 4 July, 12 noon until 9pm and there are lots of ways to get involved.

The annual one day event is the biggest of its kind in Cheltenham and offers families with a free day out, full of entertainment and activities. The organising committee - made up of partners from Cheltenham Borough Council, The Cheltenham Trust, Hester’s Way Partnership and Cheltenham West End Partnership - is looking for local talent to star at this year’s event.

Chairperson of the organising committee, Helen Down, said: "This year we are looking for performers, musicians, bands, dance acts, schools, or anything a little different to entertain on the main stage or bandstand.  The day promises to be fun filled with something for all ages.  We would love to hear from local acts, stall holders and people that would be willing to help us on the day."

This year, Studio340 will be hosting the music and dance programme. Applications to be a part of the show can be made online by visiting www.studio340.uk/submissions. The closing date is 10 April.

Local businesses, charities and other organisations can also get involved in this high profile event. The marketplace has stalls available from £10 for voluntary and community sector, and £20 for businesses. There are also plenty of sponsorship opportunities.
The Midsummer Fiesta can’t run without a team of volunteers on the day. From photography, to greeting participants and performers, to manning the bouncy castles, there are a range of jobs and roles to suit all. 

Visit http://www.midsummerfiesta.com/ to learn more about the event. Anyone with enquiries or who is interested in participating can contact Hannah.wright@www.cheltenham.gov.uk, 01242 775156.

For press enquiries contact: Katie Sandey, communications team leader, 01242 775050, katie.sandey@www.cheltenham.gov.uk


Midsummer Fiesta is a not for profit event, and so participants are not paid, but benefit from promotion on social media, and performing at this popular Cheltenham event which brings up to 10,000 to Montpellier.