This was the official site for the 2011 BOMfest held in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. The content below is from the site's archived pages.
I happened to be in England attending a European conference on vapor accessories wholesale products. Although the company I work for is based in the US, we are always interested in what is happening in the global wholesale vaping marketplace. The vaing convention was productive. Not only did I see vaping products that were new, but I also did a lot of networking. One of the attendees suggested I drive down to South Yorkshire with him and attend the BonFest. I was thrilled.It's always great to be exposed to local happenings when traveling. It was such a fun event, I returned in 2016 which marked the 10th anniversary of the rock music festival in honour of AC/DC's Bon Scott. It took place in Bon's Scottish hometown of Kirriemuir which was another area of Great Britain I probably would never have traveled to if not for the festival.
If you find what is on this site of interest and want to attend a Bonfest, do a google search to see where it will next be held.
Saturday 16th July 2011
WORSBOROUGH MILL AND COUNTRY PARK
BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE
This years festival has started to roll and we have already had a massive response from bands wanting to perform at Yorkshires flagship for original music. And yes its in Barnsley.
Tickets will soon be on sale from this site and local outlets which will be named shortly. Once you have bought your ticket you can then apply for a camping which will be limited in number so dont mess around.
Tickets will be onsale in March and until the end of April you can purchase them at the same price as last year - Â£5 U16 / Â£10 Adult.
From May until the day of the festival tickets will cost - Â£7 U16 / Â£15 Adult.
On the gate tickets will cost - Â£10 U16 / Â£20 Adult.
BOMfest are waiting for ALABAMA 3 to confirm a contract to come and share the day in the South Yorkshire air. The management have been informed that the band are considering the offer and we will know shortly. The band are at the moment on an acoustic tour of the U.K. and will be performing in Manchester at Sound control on Friday 18th March.
The Barnsley Original Music concept is the birthchild of Dave Hancock of local band Gaia who have been volunteering 1000 hours of their time for the last five years to enhance the profile of BOMfest. The BOM fanzines first edition was printed in 2003 which reviewed bands Demos and Classic albums, Live performances and promoted anything it heard about in the local music arena.
The Co-operative group granted us 500 pounds to pay for the production costs which allowed us time to develop. Once the realization materialized that there was a demand for local music we decided to start our own live BOMnight in conjunction with the fanzine. These nights have been going for five years now and are on a Thursday night at the Pulse bar in Barnsley with free admission, providing a great environment for up and coming bands to perform and be checked out by the BOMfest management.
This evolution from publishing to promoting gave the team some valuable experience for them to take on the task of an outdoor event and the voluntary management team was formed. BOMfest started off as a free outdoor music festival with local bands/musicians and artist coming together for the day to showcase their efforts whilst providing a safe, clean environment for the community to enjoy but the festivals popularity and costs have spiralled and therefore we had to put on a small admission fee to help balance the books.
The events initial planning started in January of 2004 when we enquired about the possibility of funding the event. We thought that by using the local historical heritage in 2005 as a backdrop (Barnsley National Monument for miners) we would capture the attention of the whole community bringing Barnsleys past and future together.
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