A TECHNOLOGY solutions specialist will ensure organisers and festivalgoers make the right connections at Burrs Live, the borough's new music festival.

Running from August 27 to September 5, Burrs Live will offer live music, community events, family fun and artisan food.

A Victoria Wood-inspired entertainment schedule will incorporate the Happy Festival and the well-established Head for the Hills festival.

Bury-based Avoira is Burrs Live’s main sponsor, and has agreed to supply free wi-fi to festival-goers, staff and volunteers.

Free wi-fi will ensure smooth running of a mobile box office and enable on-site tickets sales and barcode scanning of pre-printed e-tickets to help minimise queues at the wristband exchange facility.

In addition the firm will provide free two-way radios to facilitate secure communications across the site.

This will employ the same technology used by Avoira to give free internet access at The Met, the organisers of Burrs Live, in a deal following Avoira’s previous sponsorship of Head for the Hills, usually hosted at Ramsbottom Cricket Club.

The Met’s chief executive, Victoria Robinson said: “We are extremely grateful to Avoira for their sponsorship. It will bring to Burrs Live expertise and technologies which we know from experience will be invaluable in enabling us to deliver the very best experience for festivalgoers.

“Any festival organiser will tell you good communications, spanning both voice or data, are absolutely key to the efficient operation and security of a festival.”

Head for the Hills, on Friday, September 3, and Saturday, September 4, the music festival will feature Manchester art-rock group, Everything Everything and Bolton pop singer-songwriter, Badly Drawn Boy.

For more details or to book any Burrs Live event, visit https://themet.org.uk/whats-on/burrs-live/