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The Big Gig 18 Post Event Press Release

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Horsham Sports Club celebrates their success as The Big Gig reaches record numbers

Horsham Sports Club was the place to be this weekend, as nearly three thousand of our party loving community gathered to celebrate Horsham's family tribute music festival, The Big Gig '18 on Saturday 16th June.

Following on from last year's success, the club took all feedback seriously and delivered a slick operation from start to finish.
With a large team of generous volunteers, led by Mike Manktelow (Event Lead) Chris Wassell (Chairman), Dave Baxter (Musical Direction) and Chris Shambrook (Bar Manager) the team worked hard to exceed expectations resulting in a superb day out for the whole community.

With outstanding performances from Flairz, A Touch Of Little Mix, Forever Jackson, The Blunter Brothers & Pure Queen, held together with an expert balance of humour, interaction and frivolity from compere and comedian John O'Sullivan, supporters were in high spirits and full of praise.
Festival go-er Julie enthused "Fantastic day, well done all. Loved it last year and this year was even better! Excellent music, great atmosphere, yummy food, hilarious compere and small loo queues. So excited for next year already"

Sensational street food filled the arena, children had the time of their lives enjoying the music, chasing the compere, and loving the inflatables and activities provided by Colin's Amusements, and hardly a face or beard was left un-glittered by the superb efforts of Jess and the crew at Beauty and the Rest by Jess.

Horsham Sports Club would like to thank their Sponsors, XA Digital and Business Pulse for their generous contribution towards the success of the day, e-social butterflies for their fantastic promotional work, Bright Brothers Production for Videography and Cheryl Zimmerman and Lily O'Driscoll for photography. In addition, a big thanks to Local Brewery Hepworths for their support, and most importantly the whole community for making The Big Gig one very happy place to be.

Horsham Sports Club Chairman Chris Wassell thanked the team and supporters saying;
"Huge appreciation to all who supported us this year. You did us proud Horsham. What a fun, music-loving and spirited community. Long may The Big Gig continue"

The Big Gig was a fundraising event for Horsham Sport Club and in addition supporting St Catherine's Hospice & The Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity.

Date for your diary!
Plans are already underway for next year's event – so save the date Saturday 22nd June 2019, and follow social media pages to see what's in store @thebiggighorsham

Photograph credit: Cheryl Zimmerman and Lily O'Driscoll

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