Third music festival in memory of Ben

The Ben Manning Music Foundation has been given charitable status, which now gives the group a green light for fundraising.'Pictured L to R) Lee Manning, Lynda Campbell, Jamie Manning, Christine Manning, Tony Manning, Simon Manning.'w6457a139
The Ben Manning Music Foundation has been given charitable status, which now gives the group a green light for fundraising.'Pictured L to R) Lee Manning, Lynda Campbell, Jamie Manning, Christine Manning, Tony Manning, Simon Manning.'w6457a139

Final preparations are being made for the third BullFest Festival in memory of Ben Manning which takes place next month.

The Ben Manning Music Foundation will hold the all day event at the Black Bull, on Lumley Street in Castleford on September 7 from 2pm.

The event will raise money for the charity, which was set up after former Allerton Bywater Brigshaw High School pupil Ben drowned after a night out in Wakefield in January 2011.

The charity wants to create a music facility for youngsters across the area.

Lee Manning, Ben’s brother and charity director, said: “When we set out to bring a music festival to the area of Castleford, we never thought we would get such a massive response.

“Now in its third year, the festival has really come on leaps and bounds and we get a massive response from the public.”

This year’s line up will see Prodigy tribute Jilted Generation headline the event.

No Mercy for Percy, Allusondrugs, The Guttersluts will also be performing.

Tickets are on sale at the Black Bull, the Ben Manning Music Foundation shop in Trinity Walk.