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Financial boost for Marsden Jazz Festival

We're supporting the 26th annual Marsden Jazz Festival for the second year running. The festival is one of the largest of its kind in the country and sees the population within the Pennine village rise by over 100% over the increasingly popular weekend.   

This year’s event is being held over the weekend between the 6 and 8 of October, with more than 150 hours of live music at 24 venues during the weekend, including three outdoor stages, a special performance in the Standedge Canal Tunnel, a much-loved festival street parade and more than 70 free gigs with a huge variety of music.

Our involvement comes following the completion of a £5million project to replace the spillway at Butterley reservoir, Marsden. The project was necessary for safety reasons and took around 18 months to complete. During this time, the community was impacted by an increase in traffic and a significant onsite presence from its contract partner, Mott MacDonald Bentley.

Communications Advisor, John Bond comments: “It’s great to be able to be involved once again with Marsden Jazz Festival as it not only provides great music for thousands of visitors but also really helps local businesses. We’ve worked in Marsden for a long time and to be able to put something back into the community is important to us.”  

Festival Artistic Director, Barney Stevenson went on to say, “Sponsorship from businesses large and small is critical to the continued success of Marsden Jazz Festival, so we’re delighted Yorkshire Water have stepped in again. I’m sure this year’s event will build on the successes over the last 25 years and will hopefully be the best yet.” 

Festival information, programme and box office are available on the Marsden Jazz Festival website.

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