Harborough Big Weekend was a barrel of laughs for delighted audiences

Published Monday 26 February 2024

Audiences roared with laughter at events for Harborough Big Weekend as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival.

Comics entertaining the audience for Harborough Big Weekend 2024
Comics entertaining the audience for Harborough Big Weekend 2024

Last Saturday night’s show at the Market Hall in Market Harborough sold out and over 650 people attended the venue across the entire weekend, 16-18 February 2024.

Harborough Big Weekend was supported by Harborough District Council and boasted a top programme of comedians including established performers and rising stars. This insured that there was something for everyone to enjoy and delivered unforgettable experiences.

Whilst Market Harborough was a hub of laughter and merriment venues at Kibworth High School, Aldwinckles Café, Culture Café at Louisa’s, Octagon Theatre, Foxton Village Hall and The Wycliffe Rooms in Lutterworth also hosted live entertainment.

In addition to sold-out shows, the festival extended beyond the stage with attendees enjoying a lively atmosphere filled with food, drinks, and camaraderie.

Cllr Simon Galton, Deputy Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “Harborough Big Weekend proved not only to be a showcase of comedic talent but also a celebration of community spirit and togetherness. We are thrilled with the support from comedy enthusiasts and are grateful to everyone who helped make this event possible."

Plans are already underway for next year's Harborough Big Weekend, promising even more laughs.

This project has received £5,184 from the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

For more information, visit: www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus