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Big Boulder Festival, 
Heeley Millennium Park

The second annual Big Boulder Music and Arts Festival takes place at the Millennium Park this Sunday, September 8 (not Saturday as previously stated in The Star)from noon to 6pm.

The festival has been organised by the Heeley Development Trust in partnership with local promoters Four Rivers to build on the success of several smaller local gigs and provide the community with an afternoon of free live music from up-and-coming bands and established festival favourites.

Local acts Tandem and The Hungarian Lanterns, pictured, will be joined by Rita Payne, Maia, and Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern.

Former Magazine and Visage keyboardist Dave Formula will also be performing with his new band The Finks.

There will also be free craft activities for children, with kite-making, woodland crafts and nature trails showcasing the redevelopment work carried out at the park by the development trust.

They have also installed pioneering open access facilities for bouldering and biking on the popular open space.

Environment arts collective ResponsibleFishingUK will be providing stone balancing sessions, with members of the public encouraged to create seemingly impossible towers of stone.