Richmond Live is due to go ahead as planned this weekend after volunteers managed to get the festival ‘back on track’ following flooding on the festival site.
Mike Jinks, the founder of the music event, last night paid tribute to the volunteers who had worked since the early hours to get the Batts ready.
He said: “They’ve done an absolutely amazing job.
“On Tuesday we were a day ahead of schedule in getting the site ready, but then came the rain and the flooding and we were a day behind.
“But now we are back on track. We’ve been on TV and radio because of the flooding which in a funny way has helped publicity and get the word out about the event.”
Several videos have been made by volunteers about the flooding and the clear-up operation, which have been watched by tens of thousands of people on social media.
Watch the latest video here:
Well, what a turnaround! Thank you so much for all your tremdous support over the past 24 hours. Today our volunteers have yet again gone above and beyond to get us back on track. Have a watch of BTB episode 3 to see them in action! They truly are incredible people and a credit to Richmond and the festival. We can't WAIT to have you all dancing with us at the weekend.. Come rain or shine we are Richmond and this is OUR festival. Get your tickets now at www.richmondlive.org
Posted by Richmond Live on Wednesday, 31 July 2019
You can view more of the videos on the Richmond Live Facebook page here.
This year’s headliners are chart toppers the Lightening Seeds.
A host of other popular local bands are booked to play.
For more details and to book click here.