Boyz hitting right note for festival

A big-hearted boy band is helping to re-launch the Chesterfield Music Festival with a fund-raising concert.

Boyzaloud is set to perform at The Winding Wheel with Take That and Westlife covers as part of a campaign to bring back the popular 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."

Mrs Tew claimed the festival, which was held at the Winding Wheel with brass, wind and piano performances, was stopped after a couple of key organisers stood down and Chesterfield Borough Council could no longer fund the event.

But Boyzaloud, including Julia's son Chris and friends Adrian Gillis, Alex Green and Nick Walsh, will perform at the Winding Wheel, from 7.30pm, on Wednesday, April 15, to raise cash to revive the festival for April 2010.

Campaigners aim to raise about 3,500 with fund-raising activities and sponsorship and want to re-establish the festival as an annual event with additional pop music.

The Boyzaloud concert tickets cost 5 and are available from The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield's Tourist Information Centre and Hudson's music shop, on Market Place, in the town.

Anyone interested in supporting the festival can also call Mrs Tew on 01246 418887.