Published on 3rd February 2017

A man in a checked shirt singing into a microphone

One of Cheltenham’s biggest and most popular events on the calendar will once again return to Montpellier on Saturday 1 July.

Plans are getting underway for this year’s Midsummer Fiesta and the organisers are reaching out to young people to understand more about what they’d like to see at the event.

Young people aged 12-24 are being asked to complete a short survey at and their views are needed by midnight on 28 February 2017.  It is hoped that their suggestions will help shape the fun-filled programme of events this year and for years to come.

The free event - which begins at lunchtime and carries on into the evening offers something for everyone - with live music, dance acts, children’s activities, food and drink. It’s enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year.

Claire Cook, client and research officer at Cheltenham Borough Council said: ‘’Each year we try to offer something different so that’s why we need lots of fresh ideas.  We’d like to hear from young people in this age bracket; what would they like to see at the Fiesta? Do they like to watch local bands or do they prefer to perform? Some like to be sporty and active and others like get creative.  We are always on the lookout for local talent and for people to show case their skills so perhaps we have young people out there who could bring something to the event. Please take part in the survey and let us know.’’

For more information about Midsummer Fiesta contact, Helen Down, team leader for participation and engagement on 01242 774960 or email [email protected]

For press enquiries, contact Laura Carter, communications officer on 01242 264154, [email protected]