A brief History of Hale Barns Carnival...
Hale Barns Carnival was set up in 2017 by event organiser; Max Eden with a focus on providing an annual series of local events which would bring the community together, having established a Christmas Market in Hale Barns the year before and launching a new Orchestra to the Village, Max and the team of volunteers set about to create the new summer Event. The Hale Barns Carnival has two parts; the free entry daytime schedule and the evening concerts which are ticketed, with all profits going to charity, this gives everyone the opportunity to take part and enjoy the weekend event.
Max enlisted the disco group Odyssey famous for their No 1 hits; 'Use it Up, Wear it Out' and 'Native New Yorker' to perform at the first Carnival in 2017 and Teen Soprano; Scarlett Quigley & Kaleidoscope Big Band to perform a Proms evening the night before - both evening concerts completely sold out.
The following year; the daytime events grew with even more stalls and attractions, a bigger stage was installed and Max enlisted the best tribute artists from around the world to perform at the evening concerts, with artists travelling from as far as Las Vegas to perform. The tributes were split over both evenings with George Michael, David Bowie and Beatles tributes on the Saturday and Abba, Beegees and Diana Ross tributes on the Sunday. The weather in 2018 was incredible and the event saw record numbers, a special Big Screen was installed to screen the World Cup Final being one of the best places to watch the world Cup Final in the area, and completely Free.
In August 2018, Max and his team were nominated for a Leisure and Tourism award at the Altrincham Business Awards and the event was highly commended by Trafford's Mayor.
In 2019, With the help from continued sponsorship from Benchmark Security and support from B&M Bargains; the event had its greatest success to date with headliners Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp, The Real Thing, Owen Paul, Brother Beyond and the return of Odyssey to Hale Barns.
In 2020; With the restrictions lifting 8 days before the Carnival was meant to take place; Max and the team organised a Mini- Carnival to take place on the same weekend, tickets sold out with all attendees socially distanced; the event was covered through national press as one of the first live events to resume in 2020, commended by authorities and press as a well organised Covid-safe event.
In 2021; Hale Barns Carnival returns with an even bigger event - with 5 Headliners - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Russell Watson, Les Mckeown's Bay City Rollers, Odyssey & Junior Giscombe.
All profits from Hale Barns Carnival goes to the building a new community hall in Hale Barns where community projects will be launched to coincide with the existing event with a focus on adult learning and youth projects as well as providing a further platform for local talent to showcase.
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