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Bingley Music live will be taking a year off in 2019.
The three-day music event, which has been a popular fixture on the festival scene over the years, will be taking a fallow year in order to give the land and local population a break as well as giving the organisers a chance to take a breath and evaluate the future delivery of the festival.

We know Bingley Music Live will be missed by the many people who have grown to enjoy it. We’re also aware that the event has been a boost for the town’s economy and we’ll be working with local Bingley organisations to look at what else we might be able to do in the area. We believe that taking a year out will allow for the delivery in 2020 of a well-planned, financially viable and sustainable festival that provides a great experience for visitors to and residents of the district.

While there will not be a Bingley Music Live in 2019 there are still lots of great events across the district this year for people to enjoy. Some of which include the Dragon Boat Festival at Saltaire in June, Bradford Festival in July and the UCI cycling world championships at the end of September. More details on events around Bradford and district can be found here
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Preferred the old style one, turn up with a picnic, chairs and have a nice day out. Far too corporate nowadays, I’ll stick to Roberts Park.

This is absolute Bullshit. This festival has run brilliantly for years so what on earth has gone so wrong. Was it worth overspending on last years acts for this to happen. You don't need top top acts for this festival to be brilliant. Please go back to how it used to be instead of trying to compete with other festivals around the country. Also why has this announcement come so late. People could have arranged to attend other festivals. Not good Bingley not good.

Try this option instead.... let a well established local music festival promoter use the site to put on a well organised grass roots event involving only local suppliers, support them with as much donated council infrastructure as they need, remove unnecessary restrictive obstacles and work as a team allowing the promoters to take the financial risk instead of the council taxpayers...downscale a little and stop trying to bring ‘Elvis’ or ‘Rolling Stones’ to Bingley, stop trying to compete with the big boys, use the massive ocean of local talent desperate for exposure..and bring back a well managed, well behaved family event to be proud of....... just saying..🤔

On more positive note, local band FLING who are doing well at the moment with airtime on Radio 1 and Radio 6 following their appearance at BML16 are going to try and put something on for the music lovers of Bradford

What a load of bollocks. How could they not make money selling that witch piss larger for £4.50 and that £2.50 bottle of wine for £16.00. They knew this months ago. Now everywhere else is. Sold out. We should all go down with a getto blaster and have our own

Sooner we can break away from Bradford the better

I just hope you pull something out of the bag for the local businesses as they really do rely on the festival.

So so disappointed have always put off other festivals for bingley music festival. This festival was always free up to the year Gareth Gates was on the lineup . so why not go back to how it was? It was intended to be a festive of Music for up and coming new bands and acts as well as some older ones on Friday night for us older ones . Always ends up about the profit margin 😡

Was always about funding last year they got shut of most of the organisers great team then got another team in from what I can remember was from Newcastle didn't have a clue I said after what happened last year that this might happen should have never got shut off Andrew Wood and his team all down hill from there I've worked at bingley Festival for 15 years last year had to the worst by far this festival was free at one point will miss them Road closure and car parks have some great memories.

I’ve heard some lame excuses in my time ....

Seems to be full of hypocrisy to me

Land to recover? I assume Bingley Show is still going ahead.

Boost for local economy: Since they banned pass outs and taking anything in the local business benefit has diminished lots.

Hopefully they will sort out their internal issues abd bring bacj a festival that cab once again bring a boost to the area.

What absolute kop out by the council ...... it’s the cheapest festival around I’m sure a price increase of 10-15 quid per ticket would still of gone down better than a no show !!! ........ but let’s all go to Bradford festival instead 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤷🏼‍♂️

Typical Bradford Clowncil smokescreen....rank financial mismanagement

Not sure what angers me most. Bradford Council cancelling this fab event or that they think we are all stupid enough to believe their ridiculous reasons ??? 😡 Fallow year means Bingley show also cancelled? 
Bingley Town Council were you aware?

Land to recover ! What a load of bull . I go in the park every single day and it’s absolutely fine !

What’s crock of poo. The reason why you are having to “take a year off” is due to over spending on last years event, it’s already been reported, so why report lies when the facts have already been released? You also made some last minute changes to the event which didn’t go down well with the regular festival goers questioning the capabilities of the organisers.

Just for once be absolutely honest with your audience. You’d gain a lot more respect, you may even find people offering to help you find solutions. I’ve read a number of comments from people with events experience so far.... 

Time for a shake up. Time for a new way.

Still believe the new Lidl has also thrown a major spanner 🔧 in the works for the organisers and safety issues, as they will no longer be able to close the road leading in to the main entrance of the park. This is now also the only entrance road into Lidl too, coincidental I feel. But don’t suppose we will ever get to the bottom of this. Great event, a real shame for Bingley.

Just a thought, the money you wont be spending on your BML ticket, go see some great local bands, grass roots music, playing for bugger all at smaller venues, cheaper beer, meet the bands without all the bullshit, usually a fiver or seven quid in, some great little places in the area.

I remember the days when the Bradford free festival was a one day event run by the 1 in 12. Bradford met council stretched it to two weeks and ruined it. When the overriding influencer is money, demise will surely follow.

Absolutely gutted to hear this, a fallow year might work for a massive festival like Glastonbury but a lot of people who usually attend BML might look for an alternative this year and never come back. I’ve attended many of the previous years and was really looking forward to attending again. Oh well I’ve got the memories of what was a brilliant weekend every time 😞

Shame but a suggestion for when / if you come back. Announce the line up in one go so people know what they are buying tickets for. You are the only small festival I know of which releases tickets and keeps people guessing.

Bradford clowncil 🤡 

Enough said...... 🤦🏻‍♂️

Thanks Bradford Council for ruining yet another event...greed and politics prevail again
So all the hardworking people who look forward to events such as these suffer again, as do all the local businesses that probably need this as much as Christmas.
So when more businesses have to close the council can enjoy more empty buildings in their towns, it seems that is the ultimate aim.
Sad times and the end of an era as I for one don’t believe it will be back 😞

Absolutely disgraceful. Heads should roll at Bradford Council for their incompetence, indifference and total disregard for the effect on Bingley businesses. Start with Hinchliffe and England, two overpaid, inept and inadequate leaders. This event will not come back, BMDC will find more pet projects to fund in the City Centre with the outer districts Council Tax increased payments. Shame on them.

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