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Area North Festival 2016


This Year’s Area North Festival took place on Saturday 6th August 2016.

The festival, organised by Marsh Farm Futures, was officially opened by Kelvin Hopkins MP.

The community all came out in the spectacular sunshine to enjoy the attractions at the festival. Award winning Ukulele band Ukie Toones were on hand along with DJ Andy Adams to provide music for the festival goers. There were many different activities for children to enjoy including a mini Olympics, a rabbit rescue, bouncy castles, bucking bronco, a coconut shy and face painting.


Adults and children alike were happy to queue and enjoy the water zorbs which proved to be one of the most popular attractions at the event.

There were many stalls on the day either selling and raising money for charities such as Keech as well as information stalls for Luton Borough Council and Keepmoat, who were keeping the local community up to date on the new development happening here in Marsh Farm. Children also got special festival discounts for entry to the Fun Factory which was a huge hit with parents.




Signposts once again provided their fantastic volunteers who helped with the setting up and clearing away on the day, car parking and whatever else was needed.



Organiser, Cathy McShane, Youth and Community Manager for Marsh Farm Futures said:

"This is an annual event that we aim to make even more enjoyable as each year progresses. It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to make this year’s festival a success and I am very pleased with how it has turned out. I could not have done this without the help and support received from colleagues and volunteers, or the community who never fail to come out and support these events.

"The Area North Festival is just another example of how the Community in Marsh Farm come together to enjoy a family friendly day where everyone joins in. We are already working towards an even better festival for next year."