As you’re almost certainly aware last Sunday – 19 October – saw the return of the much missed Hockley Hustle and what a huge success the event turned out to be.
Here at NottinghamLIVE we had a fantastic time running the stage at The Lacehouse and that was replicated over around 39 other stages as Hockley was transformed into the biggest multi-venue music festival in Nottingham history.
Of course it wasn’t only about everybody getting out and partying it was also about raising money for four fantastic local charities and so we’ve all been eagerly awaiting the announcement of how much the festival will raise.
Well the figure is out and it is, quite frankly, staggering, over all the returning Hockley Hustle raised.
Yes you read that right, over twenty three thousand raised for good causes on one, mostly, sunny Sunday.
I think it is probably safe to say that this far exceeded anybody’s expectations of what could be raised but is a testament to the huge amount of work from a huge number of people including the bands, venues, promoters and, of course, the team of organisers responsible for bringing it back and who worked for months making sure it happened. Plus, of course, every single person that purchased a ticket and attended the festival.
The success of the festivals means we can be certain that it’ll return next October and who knows just how big it will be then, one thing is for sure we can’t wait to be involved again.
For now though let us bask in the memories of last weekend and the knowledge that four great local charities – Framework, John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum and NG7 Foodbank - will be receiving much needed and welcomed finances towards the fantastic work they do.
For more information on the Hockley Hustle, and a full list of thanks, check out the official website here