Festival place for talented performer

Young singer Beth Swann heads to Blackpool Music Festival
Young singer Beth Swann heads to Blackpool Music Festival
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A Scottish schoolgirl spotted busking for charity is set to showcase her skills at Blackpool Music Festival.

Festival organiser Jon Bamborough spotted Beth Swan (pictured), 14, as she played in a shopping centre in Cumbernauld.

The youngster from Rothsay on the Isle Of Bute has been raising money by busking in Glasgow, making £1,203 for the Moira Anderson Foundation - a support charity for children and adults who have been abused- and Calums Cabin- which runs two holiday homes on Bute for seriously ill children and their families.

Jon said: “I was amazed at the confidence and vocal ability from Beth – she was sensational, and I left her a card and said I would be in touch about a festival slot in Blackpool.”

Beth Swan will be singing at the Blackpool Music Festival at HMV, Bank Hey Street at 3.30pm on Friday, October 2 and at 8pm at the The Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Road, Blackpool.

Beth will also be selling copies of her charity CD.

The four-day Blackpool Music Festival returns to a host of venues across the area from Thursday to Sunday, October 1 to 4.

Venues set to host gigs include the Old Town Hall, The Waterloo, New Norcross Social Club, The Galleon Bar and Cedar Tavern among others.

For more details, including band line up, visit www. blackpoolmusicfestival.com.