By Ninder Kaur

Bingley Music Live, which takes place over the weekend of September 4 to 6, is proud to be supporting the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

Bingley Music Live

Volunteers at the three-day music festival, organised by Bradford Council, will raise funds for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.


The Lord Mayor’s Appeal this year is raising money for the Bradford Hospital’s Children’s Charity and the Lord Mayor’s own ‘Spread a Smile’ appeal.

The Bradford Hospitals Children’s Charity is raising money for a range of equipment for a new children’s ward, which is being built at Bradford Royal Infirmary. The new ward will have state of the art facilities for poorly babies, children and young people from right across the district.


The charity hopes to raise enough money for a sensory room, multi-use gym for children with cystic fibrosis and innovative toys and games, as well as beds for parents so they can stay with their children and help with their care.

The other half of the money raised will go to the “Spread a Smile” appeal, which will offer small grants for organisations and smaller groups across the district to enhance their projects without having to spend extra time raising money.



The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Joanne Dodds, said: “Bingley Music Live is a fantastic festival and I go every

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Joanne Dodds
The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Joanne Dodds

year, so I am delighted that my charity has been chosen to be supported by this year’s event. I know festival goers are generous people so I’m sure they will dig deep to support these worthwhile causes.”


The festival takes place over the weekend of September 4 to 6 and this year’s line up includes James, Labrinth, Super Furry Animals, Idlewild, Ash, Ella Eyre, Embrace, Peter Hook and the Light, Cast and The Beat.





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