Stagecoach boost for Sheffield’s 2012 Lowedges Festival - Sunday, August 12

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One of Sheffield’s most popular community events has received a sponsorship boost from bus operator Stagecoach.

The company is sponsoring the 2012 Lowedges Festival, which is set to attract more than 10,000 visitors when it takes place in Greenhill Park today (Sunday, August 12, 2012).

It is the second year running Stagecoach has supported the free annual event run by the Friends of Greenhill Park.

Now in its fourth year, the event is made up of four arenas featuring live music, 150 market and charity stalls, a climbing wall and ice rink and snow machines.

Harry Hunter, joint organiser of the festival, said: “Stagecoach has been a fantastic supporter of the festival in recent years and we are very grateful to have them on board once again.

“In 2011, more 10,000 people from across Yorkshire came to the festival and this year promises to be even bigger and better.”

There will be a farmers market, indoor craft market, mini fun fair, mini steam train, classic vehicle show, dog show, pony rides and a display by the Chesterfield Ferret Club.

The heli-extreme Model Heli Club, Phoenix Falconry and South Yorkshire Fire Service are among organisations that will be attending.

Rupert Cox, commercial director, Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “We take great pride in supporting the local community, not only by operating regular bus services in the area but also by backing important events such as the Lowedges Festival.

“It is a fantastic community event which continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted to be involved once again.”

The festival runs from noon until 5pm and entry is free.