Bourne Festival

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Bourne Festival
GenreRock, Punk, Indie, Acoustic, Dance
DatesFirst weekend following Spring Bank Holiday
Location(s)Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
Years active2002–present

Bourne Festival is an annual music event held in the market town of Bourne, Lincolnshire, England.

The festival is a charity event organised by Bourne and District Round Table 896, a member of the National Association of Round Tables of Great Britain and Ireland. It was first held in 2002 in celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee, and was originally a collaboration between The Queen's Golden Jubilee Committee and Bourne Round Table, reviving the previously held '999 Galas'.[citation needed] The Bourne and District Round Table has run the festival with the help of volunteers as an annual event on the first weekend following the Spring Bank Holiday. Since the first festival in 2002, more than £250,000 has been raised for local and national charities, and individuals.[citation needed]

The Festival includes live music from all genres. The headlining acts performed in the last few years include the Doctor and the Medics.

In 2010 the festival ran under the tagline "Bourne's Beer is On Fire!", a reference to bands in the line-up covering the Kings Of Leon single "Sex on Fire". The organisers created the tagline as a gimmick and arranged for bands playing the song to alter lyrics during their performance with the help of the audience.[citation needed]

Since 2010 the event has included a battle of the bands competition for up-and-coming talent under the age of 18.[citation needed]

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