Support Needed To Secure The Success Of Lily Fest - The Directory Group

Support needed to secure the success of Lily Fest

The bosses of a growing Hayling Island music festival fear it will not be able to continue without the help of volunteers.

Lily Fest, an annual music event raising money for the Hayling Island Community Responders, are appealing for people to spare a hand as they look ahead to the event’s return this August.

Since 2016, the event has celebrated local and live talented musicians across four stages.

Even though there are a couple of months until the festival is set to return, on 11th August, there are growing concerns it may not happen if its crew does not grow.

David Anscombe, who manages Lily Fest says the event is getting bigger so more volunteers are a must.

He said: “When we first started we had to beg artists to come and play for us.

“But when we came back for the second festival, we had hundreds of emails from local acts queueing up to take part.

“Lily Fest is definitely getting bigger, but if we don’t find volunteers it might not happen.”

The Damiain Lodrick Band, Battle in Progress, The Great Sultans, Rogues, Jamin, Rough Cut, China Lake and Wall of Floyd are among artists who have been announced to be entertaining crowds.

Plans to produce a DVD on this year’s event are also in the works.

For additional information on the event itself – and contact details on how to volunteer – visit

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