The Denton Euro Festival is being organised by the voluntary Denton Town Twinning Association and will take place on Saturday 14 March in Denton Civic Square.
There will be local and foreign bands and musicians performing all day and an undercover St. Patrick’s Bar, a family funfair, an International Food Market and a large marquee housing crafters, makers and bakers.
Chairman of the Association, George Newton, said “This kind of event is unprecedented in Denton. It will be a huge occasion for the town to celebrate its links in France, Germany and Italy.”
There will be guests from Denton’s French and German twin towns, Montigny-le-Bretonneux and Kierspe, will be around for the weekend. “Fo Ksa Bouge,” a musical trio of magicians from Montigny, will be performing and both towns will take out stalls to sell products typical of their countries. Also in the town for the first time will be guests from Marostica near Venice in Italy, who have been developing links with Denton for several years. A selection of locally made ales will be available for £2.50 a pint courtesy of Hyde-based micro brewery Tweed Brewing. There will also be a Music Night at Denton Festival Hall on Friday 13 March (evening) and a St. Patrick’s Ceilidh at Dukinfield Town Hall on Saturday 14 March (evening).
The event is being funded through fundraising from the Association and generous sponsorships from RBS, New Charter Housing & Denton North East Councillors.
The Festival takes place 12-7pm at Denton Civic Square on Saturday 14th March.