Briercliffe Festival returns to Burnley this August
The much-anticipated Briercliffe Festival returns to Burnley on August 21 boasting a jam-packed schedule of events – including the ‘Lancashire’s Strongest’ competition, presided over by World’s Strongest Man finalist, Mark Felix.
Sponsored by sustainable energy specialist P3P Partners in partnership with high voltage electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers Contracting Ltd, the day will begin with a float procession – which is set to depart from the Hare and Hounds pub at 10:30.
The cavalcade will travel to the Queen Street recreation ground, where the gates will open to the public at 11:00. Promising plenty of entertainment, the programme includes a dog show, funfair, Irish folk band, and much more.
Live music will come from Indie bands such as The Vibe and Dirty Suns, as well as two DJ sets throughout the day and into the night. Meanwhile, a competition to find Lancashire’s Strongest man and woman will judged by local strongman, Mark Felix.
“Briercliffe Festival has been a staple in the Burnley social calendar for many years now and is not one to be missed,” Explained Briercliffe Festival organiser, Liam Kilbride. “After such a difficult year due to COVID-19, we’re proud to have P3P and Smith Brothers on board as our sponsors and are looking forward to the big event.” Philip Elborne, business development director at P3P Partners added: “Festivals like this are a key part of the community, and we’re proud to be able to support so many exhibitors, performers, and businesses back to an event that will give a real boost to the local economy.”
Dave Ogden, managing director of Smith Brothers Contracting Ltd concluded: “As a Burnley local, I’m delighted that Smith Brothers is able to support an event that is so popular within the town. Following a 10-year hiatus, the festival returned in 2018, only to be paused yet again in the wake of the pandemic. We’re looking forward to seeing the community coming together to share a great day out!”
As with previous years, Briercliffe Festival will be taking place at the Queen Street recreation ground from 11am until 9pm. Tickets are available from Craven Heifer, Commercial, Hare and Hounds, Harle Syke Spar and the Village Store.