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Music Festival Is A Roaring Success

HUNDREDS of people embraced the sunshine at the first ever Made in Manchester festival at Bolton Arena.

The event celebrated the 90s Manchester music scene with Stone Roses, Oasis, the Smiths, and Happy Mondays tribute acts, as well as up-and-coming talent.

People of all ages packed the grassed area to the back  of  Bolton Arena, with some VIPs also watching from the arena balcony. A number of festivalgoers set up camping chairs to watch the acts while others stood, enjoying a drink or food from one of the vendors on site.

Wigan rockers Stanleys opened the show before making way for the first tribute act of the night Happy Mondaze.

The band featured their very own Bez, who continued to make appearances on stage during other band’s sets.

Next up was one of two Bolton bands on the line-up – Our Fold. Local favourites The Jade Assembly were also performing later in the evening.

Host Dave Sweetmore, from radio station XS Manchester, described Our Fold and The Jade Assembly as “two of the best bands to ever come out of Bolton” and they certainly did not disappoint.

These Smiths took to the stage just as former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr took to the stage at Glastonbury and a fan in a Noel Gallagher mask (above) watched on as The Oasis Experience blasted through a crowd-pleasing set.

Resurrection Stone Roses then rounded off a great day with a euphoric set.

Sponsorship Packages Announced For Made In Manchester

Pitch Productions have announced the sponsorship packages available for the eagerly anticipated Made In Manchester music festival held at Bolton Arena on Saturday 29th June.

Headline Sponsor – £1,000.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 1 x 10ft banner/ 2 x 5ft banners in close proximity to the stage
– Digital artwork throughout Bolton Arenas TV’s during the month of June
– Digital artwork on Bolton Arena’s Welcome Screen during the month of June
– Company logo on outdoor banner advertising the event located on the main road from The arena
– Weekly social media posts to Bolton Audience through Pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
– Twitter and Instagram
– Link on Pitch Productions website
– Competition of giveaway tickets
– Photo opportunity with the bands
– Regular announcements on the stage by event host promoting company
– 10 VIP complimentary tickets
– Use of VIP Area

GOLD Sponsor – £500.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 1 x 5ft banner in close proximity to the stage
– Digital artwork throughout Bolton Arenas TV’s for 2 weeks of June
– 8 social media posts to Bolton Audience through Pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
–Twitter and Instagram
– Link on Pitch Productions website
– 4 announcements on the stage by event host promoting company
– 6 VIP complimentary tickets

SILVER Sponsor – £250.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 1 x 5ft banner in close proximity to the stage
– 4 social media posts to Bolton Audience through pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
–Twitter and Instagram
– 4 VIP complimentary tickets

BRONZE Sponsor – £100.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 2 social media posts to Bolton Audience through pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
–Twitter and Instagram
– 2 VIP complimentary tickets

For further information on any of the above sponsorship packages, please email louisecampbell@boltonarena.com or call 01204 488112.

Gymnastics Festival A Great Success

THERE was plenty of entertaining expertise and talent on show when the USN Bolton Arena held its very first gymnastics festival.

The event, sponsored and supported by British Gymnastics and Active Dancewear, was part of a whole series of festivals across the country. These are part of the British Gymnastics festival programme and “Gymnastics For All”, designed to encourage all ages to take up and enjoy the sport.

The successful event included the Bolton Arena’s own gymnastics team, plus groups from St Helens, Penketh, Merseyside and GR8 from Leigh. The Arena was also privileged to have the National Disability Display team attending, drawn from all over the country.

The festival provided an afternoon of creative choreography, fantastic costumes and tumbling gymnastics. British Gymnastics and special guest from City of Manchester, John Smethurst, selected the most artistic performance on the day and this went to GR8 for the gymnastics content of their routine, their costumes and a faultless display. All groups were praised for their performance and all went away with medals, certificates and goody bags.

Bolton Arena Gymnastics Club has classes for all ages, from walking to adults, scheduled every day of the week. To find out more contact gymnastics@boltonarena.com

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