Connecting at Burrs Live music festival

Scott Mordue
Scott Mordue
May 16, 2023

Technology specialist backs Burrs Live to keep music festival on song

Technology solutions specialist Avoira is to ensure Bury’s Burrs Live music festival stays on song when it returns to Burrs Country Park this summer.

The company, which has its UK headquarters on Salford Street, has again signed up as principal sponsor for the five-day festival.

As well as providing financial support, it will set up a free wi-fi network for use by organisers, volunteers and festivalgoers.

Fast and reliable wi-fi network services will be vital to organisers in ensuring the smooth running of a mobile box office, enabling on-site ticket sales and barcode scanning of e-tickets to minimise queues.

In addition, Avoira will equip both staff and volunteers with two-way radios to ensure they can clearly and securely communicate across the site.

Avoira is a longstanding supporter of Burrs Live organisers, The Met music and arts centre, and the festivals it has previously hosted.

As well as backing the inaugural Burrs Live in 2021, the company sponsored its precursors, the Ramsbottom Festival and Head for the Hills events. The latter is now incorporated within Burrs Live.

In addition, Avoira is a long-time Gold supporter of The Met through the venue’s corporate membership scheme.

The Met’s chief executive, Victoria Robinson thanked Avoira for the company’s continued backing, saying:


The support we receive from Avoira, both as a venue and for the festival, is invaluable.

The communication technologies and expertise they provide will be absolutely vital to the smooth running of Burrs Live, helping us to deliver the very best festival experience to the thousands of music-lovers we will welcome to the park.

Victoria Robinson, The Met’s Chief Executive

Burrs Live opens on Wednesday 30 August when festival favourites The Bootleg Beatles return as headliner.

Other acts already confirmed include The Proclaimers, ska pioneers The Selecter, angular Manchester indie popsters, Dutch Uncles and renowned folk singer-songwriter Katherine Priddy.

Further supporting local talent, the festival has also booked Manchester’s Izzie Walsh and Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, together with Bury’s own Urban Theory.

Further music acts are still to be announced along with family-friendly activities, and artisan food stalls.

For more information and ticket details, visit themet.org.uk/burrs-live.

The Met’s chief executive, Victoria Robinson welcomed Avoira’s support, saying:


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 that good communications, spanning both voice or data, are absolutely key to the efficient operation and security of a festival.

Victoria Robinson, The Met’s Chief Executive

For more details and to book any of many Burrs Live events visit https://themet.org.uk/whats-on/burrs-live/.

Bookings can also be made by calling 0161 761 2216 or in person at The Met, Market Steet, Bury.