Boultham music festival revived after 10 years in Lincoln

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The organisers of the Boultham Music and Arts Festival in Lincoln this weekend are thanking fans who supported the event, despite poor weather.

As previously reported, the festival was brought back after a 10 year gap at Boultham Park on Saturday, June 13.

Performers included Big John Pape, The Priory Witham Academy, the Marmaladies African drummers and Jainaba.

There was also a cameo appearance by a tardis, a dalek and Dr Who in the form of a Tom Baker lookalike.

The event forms part of the Boultham Park Restoration Project, a £3.7 million joint venture between the learning disability charity, Linkage Community Trust, and City of Lincoln Council, grant-aided by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund Parks for People initiative.

Organiser John Pye said: “No one complained about the weather and most came over to say how much they had enjoyed themselves and could feel the original energy of the events of 10 years past.

“What people saw was a festival run and controlled by the local community and an amazing experience.”

Chelsey Everatt, Community Development Worker, said: “It was such a pity about the weather, given the level community support involved in making the festival happen. However, there was some great entertainment and thank you to everyone who came along.”

This event was one of many to encourage community involvement in the 50-acre park.

More details about the Boultham Park Restoration Project, which is grant-aided by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund Parks for People initiative, can be found on the website here.