Since its beginnings in 2009, SO Festival had by now become established on both the regional and national stages...
Since its beginnings in 2009, SO Festival had by now become established on both the regional and national stages. It is estimated the Festival has contributed approximately £1m in Economic impact to the District per year since 2009, to develop other strategic events and partnerships that have allowed both the festival and other events to flourish.
The wider partnerships we have now established include.
University of Lincoln, ECB , International Cricket Council, RAF, Sport England, Arts Council England, The Without Walls consortium, UK Volleyball, Legacy Trust to name a few.
This year SO Festival brought International Women's Cricket to the District in the only International played outside a recognised National / International arena. We also brought the premier of 'Enchanted Town' to Horncastle which saw the streets bustling with people as they explored the town to discover the number of projections and light installations.
SO Festival once again successfully travelled to a number of Market Towns working closely with communities and local schools in Woodhall Spa, Spilsby and Wragby.
Once again Plasticiens Volants amazed crowds with their newest piece of work BIG BANG. Over 8,000 people saw this year's spectacular in Skegness. BBC Radio Lincolnshire broadcast another successful live BBC Introducing show from Tower Gardens and the weekend was rounded off with the big screen on the beach broadcasting Garsington Opera's Hansel and Gretel and the Wimbledon's Men's Final to 8,000 people.