Raising Awareness of Mental Health Issues and Funds for Mental Health Charities Close to Caroline’s Heart.
Family and friends of TV presenter Caroline Flack have announced that Flackstock, the intimate day festival celebrating Caroline’s life with comedy, dance and musical acts, will return for its second year in 2023.
In its inaugural year in 2022 Flackstock featured performances by the likes of Ronan Keating, Tom Grennan, Olly Murs, Natalie Imbruglia and more.
The event was attended by thousands and raised an incredible £325k split equally between Choose Love, Mind, Samaritans and Charlie Waller Trust – four worthy outlets that held a special place in Caroline’s heart.
2023’s event will also raise money for these outlets, whilst the line-up will be announced in due course.
Flackstock will again take place in the grounds of Englefield House following on from the summer concerts as part of Heritage Live on the site which will be announced in the New Year, presented by Giles Cooper Entertainment.
The event is organised by a committee including Caroline’s mother Christine and sister Jody, her friends Natalie Pinkham, Dawn O’Porter, Anna Blue, Sarah Tyekiff, and Leigh and Jill Francis.
The committee said:
“Flackstock was an incredible way to remember our friend Caroline, but it became so much more than that - a place full of joy where people felt comfortable talking about mental health.
There has been an overwhelming desire for us to return, so we are back with the intention of building Flackstock into a legacy festival to raise money and awareness for a range of brilliant charities. We want everyone to come and join us in 2023 for this magical event.”