Chesterfield Competitive Festival of Music & Drama (Re-launched 2010)
Time Line (Work in Progress)
1983 - Festival Launch
The Chesterfield Music Festival was originally launched in 1983 and was sponsored the Chesterfield Borough Council. The festival was held annually in April/May at the Winding Wheel, in Chesterfield.
2006 - Festival Cancelled
The festival was cancelled after its last event in May 2006, after key organizers stood down and the Chesterfield Borough Council could no longer fund the event.
2009/2010 - Fund-raising Campaign to Re-launch Festival
Campaigners aim to raise about £3,500 with fund-raising activities and sponsorship to revive the festival in April 2010.
Boyzaloud (now known as ALWAYS4) is set to perform at The Winding Wheel (on 15 April 2009) with ‘Take That’ and Westlife covers as part of a campaign to bring back the popular Chesterfield Music Festival.
Campaign organiser Julia Tew said: “The festival was cancelled after its last event in May 2006 and Boyzaloud has offered to help us with a fund-raising concert and appeal to bring back this show.”
Campaigners (lead by Julia Tew) are appealing for the event's past winners to come forward so they can be honoured with a reunion concert as part of the re-launch.
Past winners who may have been crowned during the festival's last concert are also urged to return their trophies for future successful competitors.
Trumpeting return of festival
Chesterfield Music Festival organisers are to hold a ‘Musical Cavalcade Cabaret Evening’ in February, at Hasland Village Hall to raise funds to re-launch the Festival in April 2010.
24-April 2010 - Chesterfield Music Festival Re-launched
An award-winning brass band concert to help support and raise money for the forthcoming Chesterfield Music Festival.
The festival organisers have set up the concert with Dronfield Brass Band who are due to give a performance at Hasland Village Hall in September with a mixture of modern and classic pieces.