Last weekend, The Met took over the beautiful Burrs Country Park to host Burrs Live, 5 days of live music, family activity, comedy, food and drink.

Audiences were entertained by a range of musical acts such as The Bootleg Beatles and a Proms in the Park event by The Untold Orchestra. We also welcomed back our annual Head for the Hills Festival and were joined by headliners such as The Slow Readers Club and The Selecter.

Burrs Live has also allowed us to boost the local economysupplying much needed business for the events industry, by creating jobs for the period of the event planning and delivery. We have worked with several local businesses to ensure the success of the event, and have been showcasing them through our social media, highlighting all they have to offer. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors this year, some of whom we have worked with in the past, and we have enjoyed hearing how much they enjoyed sharing the event with colleagues, family and friends.  

Long-term supporters and principle sponsor of Burrs Live this Year, Avoira  are one of The Met’s longest-standing supporters, with their support starting at Ramsbottom Festival in 2014, before becoming Gold members of The Met three years later. This year, Avoira have very kindly supplied our wi-fi networks and two-way radios to ensure Burrs Live runs smoothly, with staff always connected. 

Burrs Live was powered by Bury based sponsor Crown OilAs a business, they are passionate about working with local businesses to help make a difference in the local community. We are very grateful that they have chosen to support arts and culture in Bury, by donating fuel to power the event.  

We were also supported by ISM Waste and Recycling who provide green and cost-effective waste management and recycling solutions, helping businesses across all industries manage waste better. A family run Bury based business, we were delighted to work with ISM Waste and Recycling again, after they have continually supported Head for the Hills, providing us with more eco-friendly way of managing our waste.  

This year we were also sponsored by Pearson Ferrier, and Rakem Group and Bury BID 

Rakem Group is a new new sponsor for The Met, and as well as supporting Burrs Live this year, they have also come on board as our first ever Platinum Sponsor for The Met. Founded in 1996, Rakem is a an important local business and we can’t wait to work with them over the coming months and years.

It goes without saying that the support from local businesses is imperative to making our festivals and events a success. As a charity, sponsorship and support in kind helps secure financial stability and ensures that we can provide access to arts and culture for our local communities.  We would like to say a massive thank you to all of our sponsors this year.