Crowdfunder launched to keep Knaresborough partying
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Last updated Jun 8, 2023
Knaresborough Castle
Knaresborough castle

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to enable Knaresborough to stage free annual parties in the grounds of the town’s castle.

Party in the Castle will feature a live big screen broadcast of the Glastonbury festival on June 24. People are invited to turn up with a picnic and enjoy the sounds of the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Lizzo and Lewis Capaldi.

Organisers Knaresborough and District Chamber hopes the event will have a similar vibe — and good weather — to the free coronation party at the castle last month.

Chamber member Kelly Young said it will hopefully become an annual event. But she added although entry is free, funds need to be raised for the big screen and to cover other costs such as first aid and insurance.

The crowdfunder therefore aims to raise £2,000 and has already achieved about £1,400. Any surplus will be used on future events.

Cllr Hannah Gostlow, who represents Knaresborough East on North Yorkshire Council, has also applied to the council to allocate £2,500 of her Locality budget on the event. Each councillor receives an annual Locality budget of £10,000 to spend locally.

Party in the Castle will take place from 5pm to 11pm. Anyone wishing to support the crowdfunder can do so here.


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