Shoe Shaker Fest supported by Sintons

Plans for an outdoor dance music festival in the region have been supported to become reality by law firm Sintons.

Shoe Shaker Fest is being held in Cramlington and brings together a host of major dance acts across two stages. It has been hailed as a “dream come true” by its organiser.

The festival, held next to Northumberlandia on August 5, is anticipating thousands of attendees to enjoy dance acts including Andy Whitby, DJ Sash!, Fragma, Cappella and QFX.

Shoe Shaker Fest, the first event of its kind in Cramlington, has been organised by Kathie Turnbull, who has worked in the local wedding and events industry for over 20 years as part of her award-winning family business.

“I have always wished and wanted to hold festival events as far back as I can remember and my previous experience has given me the background and knowledge to execute a larger event,” she said.

“I believe I have been moulded during my time in business to bring something big to my home town Cramlington, putting my town back on the map.

“The dream is not just to have a one-off event in Cramlington as we hope this is the start of many more to come.

“I never in a million years thought this would be possible, to have so many original acts in one place.”

Kathie was supported in securing the licence for the event by Sarah Smith at Sintons, one of the leading licensing lawyers in the North of England.

“Sarah was just fantastic, she was brilliant to work with and has enabled my dream of holding a festival like this to become a reality. I’m very grateful for her support throughout,” said Kathie.

Sarah Smith, consistently top-ranked by Legal 500 for her work in supporting leisure operators and entrepreneurs nationally, said: “As a seasoned events organiser, Kathie had an ambition to do something on a much bigger scale, and has worked so hard to put this together.

“It is fantastic news for Cramlington and the wider area that Shoe Shaker Fest is taking place and will attract guests from across the North East and beyond.

“We are very pleased to have been able to support Kathie in making this possible and wish her every success in putting on the festival.”

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