Penryn is to host the first ever Green Fields event this weekend, a free family event that showcases music among many other festivities.
The event will be hosted not only by the town council, but also in conjunction with the University of Falmouth and Exeter’s Student Union, the FXU.
“We really wanted to do something for the community and for our students as well,” explains Rich Pearson, FXU’s Vice President, Welfare and event manager for Green Fields. “We wanted to help provide an exciting educational and social experience at the end of the academic year, and this all seemed to fit perfectly.”
The Green Fields event, which is taking place on Sunday, June 9, is also playing host to another first – the Penryn Uphill Sprint, an obstacle race from the bottom of the town to the top, which attempts to recreate the historically famous flight of Lady Jane Grey from her husband’s men.
“Falmouth has a reputation for staging fun, off-the-wall events so we thought it was time that Penryn upstaged them!” added Rich.
At the heart of planning the event for the town however, were the Mayor of Penryn, Councillor Gill Grant and Penryn Town Clerk, Michelle Davey.
“We’ve always wanted to get students and the universities more involved in what we do in the town,” said councilor Grant. “When the students came to us saying they wanted to do the same, all the pieces just fitted together.”
In terms of music for the event, confirmed acts for the day include Terry McClintock, Cough Syrup, Harbour Party, Lilium, The Black Tambourines and many more.
Green Fields will take place at College Field (adjacent to College Hill and Glasney Terrace) between 10am and 10pm on Sunday 9 June, with a break between 6pm and 7pm when the Hillsprint will take place in the town centre.
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