Laurapalooza is a one day charity music festival at The Brewery Tap in Abingdon to raise money and awareness for our locally based mental health charity, Restore.
The initial idea for this event was to celebrate my 40th birthday surrounded by things I’m passionate about. As I began making plans, I realised quite quickly that this would be the perfect opportunity to raise money and awareness for a local charity.
The decision to support Restore was based on a number of reasons, most importantly I have seen for myself the positive effect their work can achieve.
So why a music festival?
I have always been extremely passionate about music, particularly live music and for me it’s one of the best feelings in the world. Ever since my first gig at the age of 14, nothing makes me happier than planning a diary full of gigs/festivals.
I wanted my 40th birthday to be a combination of my passion for music and something which could involve the local community for a day of fun & celebrating.
It made perfect sense to me to plan a music festival in a local venue which has a strong community atmosphere, one of which I have been part of for the last 10 years.
Supporting Restore means a lot to me, the recovery groups, the support and coaching they offer can be life changing for so many people. It gives me great pleasure to celebrate my 40th birthday alongside this incredible charity, who recently celebrated their 40th birthday too!
If you would like to be involved in Laurapalooza, maybe you are a band that would like to play, or you would like to donate a raffle prize then please do get in touch!