Music festival gets funding boost from BBC

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THE BBC has awarded a popular music festival hundreds of pounds.

The Waterlooville Music Festival runs for seven days each June and thousands of people have taken in the shows since the festival began in 2006.

It is based around St George’s Church in Waterlooville town centre and Father Mike Sheffield has been handed a cheque for £600 from BBC Radio Solent’s Community Chest.

The radio station’s managing director Chris Carnegy said: ‘BBC Radio Solent is delighted to support the Community Chest, by putting grass-roots activities in touch with badly needed funds.

‘We’re so pleased to have been able to help the Waterlooville Music Festival and we hope the grant propels it to even bigger success.’

Tickets are already on sale for this year’s festival and highlights include Last Night of the Proms, Ukulele Junction and Bollywood Experience.

Go to waterloovillemusic for details.