ORGANISERS of the popular two-day Hale Barns Carnival have announced three major sponsors confirmed for this year’s event.

Retail giant B&M is the headline sponsor for the event which returns for its third year on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21.

Manchester Airport and Benchmark Security who have both supported the carnival in previous years and are back on board for 2019.

Organised by Hale Barns Events, the carnival promises fun for all the family including amazing attractions, traditional fun fair, artisan food village, live entertainment – and an all-star live concert each evening to perfectly round off two fantastic days.

B&M will sponsor the main stage which will see a jam-packed music programme across the two days.

The B&M stage will include headline sets from Martin Kemp, Owen Paul, The Real Thing, Nathan Moore from Brother Beyond and Odyssey, as well as a whole host of local acts including award-winning tribute artists of Bananarama, Status Quo and Duran Duran.

Support from sponsors have allowed organisers to keep the daytime admission to the carnival free of charge on both days.

The evening concerts are ticketed, gates open at 6pm with the concerts starting at 7.30pm.

Ticket revenue from the evening concerts go to local community projects and charities.

Current projects include building a new community hall in Hale Barns which will provide a platform to showcase local talent and run adult learning and youth projects.

Max Eden from Hale Barns Events said: "The backing our event has received from local businesses has been truly humbling, and to have three esteemed organisations like B&M, Manchester Airport and Benchmark Security on-board as sponsors this year is a testament to the ever-growing scale and popularity of the carnival, and I want to thank them and the whole community for their continued support."

Wendy Sinfield, Community Relations Manager at Manchester Airport, said: "We’re thrilled to be sponsoring Hale Barns carnival this year, alongside a raft of other events across the region. It’s a fantastic event for the local community and we’re proud to be involved."

There is free entry to the carnival until 5pm across both days with visitors enjoying live entertainment and a vast array of more than 100 attractions, including spectacular falconry displays, magic illusionists, traditional fun fair rides, a kids craft and make zone, an impressive display of supercars and an artisan market.

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