Elderflower Fields festival secures £2.5k ID&C bursary

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UK wristband supplier ID&C has awarded a bursary of £2,500 to independent family festival Elderflower Fields.

The bursary, now in its sixth year, offers small to medium-sized UK festivals money towards security wristband and accreditation requirements.

Elderflower Fields organiser Stuart Balkham said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us, not only does it enable money to be invested in other areas of the festival, but the ability to upgrade our wristbands will undoubtedly improve security too.

“It really feels like the icing on the cake for us to be able to provide customers and crew with lovely fabric wristbands, adding a touch of quality to the festivalgoers’ experience.”

A family-focused festival, this year’s Elderflower Fields festival will include more than 40 activities for children, from mud-hut building to beatboxing.

ID&C director Matt Wilkey added: “It’s been a tough decision. Reading through all the applications we are filled with nothing but admiration of the dedication and hard work that goes in to making these wonderful events.

“Elderflower Fields dedication to the community and environment is second-to-none, green energy, re-usable cups, local suppliers and most notably teaming up with The Real Junk Food Project saving unused food from landfill.”

The fifth Elderflower Fields festival will take place on 27-30 May at Pippingford Park in East Sussex.