Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017
One of the first events to kick off the Festival was ‘Crawley High Street Live’, which saw more than 3000Crawley residents attend to enjoy a day of live, free music from local bands and singers in the town’s high street. Gatwick sponsored one of the music stages, as well as a marquee in which free DJ sessions took place throughout the afternoon and evening.
Following the event, a ‘community week’ from 27 to 30 June – sponsored by the airport – has been added for the first time to the Festival programme, featuring musical theatre, folk music and performances from young musicians over four nights.
Gatwick’s Head of Community Engagement, Alison Addy, said:
“We’re proud to be sponsoring this year’s Crawley Festival as part of one of our biggest ever programmes of community engagement this summer.
“As we mark the town’s milestone 70th birthday, the week of festivities promises to be fun for all the family and we look forward to joining the local community in celebration.”
Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, said:
“This year’s festival line-up is better than ever and a great way to mark Crawley New Town’s 70th birthday. There is something for everyone across the eight days.
“I’d like to thank Gatwick Airport for sponsoring our first ever Community Week.”
Source:- Gatwick Airport