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Although the name very much fits the kind of atmosphere that its sprawling, diverse line-up promises, the Jack Drum Arts-founded B.O.P Festival was created with a goal that goes far deeper than to simply get your feet shuffling; ‘B.O.P’ stands for Building Our Planet, and brilliantly encapsulates the festival’s goal of offering a positive but engaging message on the impacts of climate change, and the actions we can take to make a positive change in our everyday lives.

The free entry event will take place in Crook’s Glenholme Park on Sunday 14th August, and boasts a strong line-up including headliners Dilutey Juice, whose upbeat and relentlessly entertaining brand of brass-driven, groove-heavy, anything-goes splendour has previous seen them supporting the likes of TOO MANY ZOOZ and Nubyian Twist. Joining them are the Afro-Latin percussion and brass duo Ladies of Midnight Blue, multi-disciplinary local supergroup Nel Unlit, Afro-Brazilian maracatu outfit Baque de Ogum, local singer/songwriter Chloe Nattrass, the diverse eight-piece Brazilian/Columbian outfit Colibri Cobra, a high-energy performance from the Get Set Samba drum ensemble, four-piece rock band Violet Uproar, the funkadelic Cuttlefish Orchestra and many, many more, with additional activities including graffiti art workshops, a swap shop and speakers who will discuss a range of environmental topics. Even more impressively, the whole event has been organised by the youth board – a group of 13-19 year olds – at Jack Drum Arts, a tremendous local social enterprise who provide cultural opportunities for communities in County Durham.

B.O.P Festival takes place at Glenholme Park, Crook on Sunday 14th August.

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