2017 Waterloo Festival Report

Assorted photo’s from the 2017 Festival…


And Video clips…



Waterloo festival 17-6-17

Posted by Searchin’ official on Saturday, June 17, 2017


A message from the Waterloo Festival organisers…

A very big thank you to everyone who attended the Waterloo Festival and helped to make it a success. It was also so good to see a wide age range with plenty of young people and families enjoying the event.

Our thanks also to the many people and organisations who supported the efforts of Waterloo Sunrise CIC, organisers of the Festival on behalf of our community.

Our Sponsors; Logic Estates & Breens Solicitors.

Waterloo Town Team who applied for and received Big Lottery Funding to help fund the event.

Living Well Sefton and Sefton CVS who reached out to include many local voluntary groups to have a presence at the Festival in support of MIND’s “Time To Change”campaign.

Sefton Care Leavers’ Centre & TEAM Sefton& Katies Ski Tracks

One Vision Housing

Merseyside Sports Partnership

Church , Blundellsands and Victoria Ward Councillors

Delta Taxis

Dave Dolan of Sefton Council’s Cleansing Dept and Dave the driver of the refuse vehicle who excelled

The Volunteer Canteen

Caz’s Cakes

Williamson’s Butchers

Redagate Indian Takeaway

Hutchinson Imports Ltd suppliers of De Block Belgian Beers

Willow Catering

Pont’s Family Funfairs

Mountain Monkeys

Urban Assault

Savage Skill’s for bringing world class stunt bike riding to Waterloo

The Musicians:

Happy Tuesdays


In Another Place Gospel Choir

Tonal Select




Space Cadets

The Make Noise Choir

South Road

Waterloo Voicepop Choir

Juke Box Rocks


Inter City Blues

Swingin Bricks

Oil Chickens

Blind Horse

Jon Casey Blues Band

The Activity Zone Entertainers;

Crosby Beach Kite Fliers

Train hard Taekwon-do

Samurai World

Vicki Josephine School of Dance

LEAP  Dance & Gymnasts

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

The Community Games competitors and congratulations to the winners representing Team Leap.

A massive thanks to the Aiming High Team especially John Doran for organising the Sefton Para Triathlon but most of all to the athletes who took part in a gruelling race in exceptionally hot conditions.

Kick PA

Mobile Structures



Gordon White and the Coastal Park Rangers team

Sefton Community Markets

A/Z Marquees

Printstat Ltd

Simply Design Print

Barkeley Media Ltd

St John Ambulance

Sefton Event Safety Advisory Group

Sefton Council Licensing Staff

The Stewards

A BIG personal thanks from me to Sue Ashe, Stephen Breen, Paul Cummins, Brian Donohue, John Doran, Mandy Elliot, David Fairclough, Andy Ferguson, Ged Gibbons, Nick Goldsworthy, Anne- Marie Morrison, Mal O Brien, Phil Petrou, Charlie Plant, Nick Thompson, Alan Walker and Kate Mc Griskin for her unseen but essential support.

A massive THANKS to the people of Waterloo and beyond for supporting the Festival.

2017 was only the second year of the Waterloo Community Festival and we have managed to extend the scope and size plus increase the attendance. I would like to echo the words of one attendee:

‘I was so impressed with today! Proud to be a Waterloo citizen!!’

Planning starts for 2018 pretty soon, hope to see you there and that the weather is kind to us again.

Steve Mc Griskin

Waterloo Sunrise CIC

The festival is organised by Waterloo Sunrise CIC, a ‘not for profit’ company. After all costs have been met and an allocation made to begin funding the event in 2018, surplus monies will be given to the Sefton Care Leavers’ Centre (Our Place) and TEAM Sefton.

Festival Weekend… 16th 17th & 18th June