Accrington based iMEP, specialists in “International Music Event Production”, have celebrated their exciting new re-brand by being announced as the new stadium and front of shirt sponsors at Accrington Cricket Club.

iMEP CEO Eddy O'Brien is looking forward to welcoming an Internationally acclaimed artist to Accrington for a special music festival at Accrington Cricket Club

iMEP CEO Eddy O’Brien is looking forward to welcoming an Internationally acclaimed artist to Accrington for a special music festival at Accrington Cricket Club

The three-year sponsorship was announced at the newly named ‘IMEP Arena’ with Accringtonian and English cricket legend, David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd joining the club’s Jimmy Hayhurst and CEO of iMEP Eddy O’Brien.

The announcement comes on the back of a major re-brand at iMEP, formerly LS Music Studios, as they continue to enjoy success on the international, music and theatre stage.

Offering everything from lighting, sound, staging and special effects, to fully managed music and theatre event production, iMEP regularly work with stars around the world including Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown and many more.

The new partnership with Accrington Cricket Club represents iMEP’s latest support for local sport, having already been unveiled as board sponsors at Accrington Stanley.

As part of the new deal, iMEP are also working on plans to host a music festival at Accrington Cricket Club in September, promising to bring an Internationally acclaimed artist to the iMEP Arena to put Accrington on the map.

David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, said: “It has been fantastic to be back at Accrington Cricket Club to make three new incredible announcements!

“We’ve seen iMEP named as the new arena naming sponsor and the front of shirt sponsor, while they’re also planning a fabulous music festival for September. I’ll definitely want to be back here for that one!”

Eddy O’Brien, CEO of iMEP, said: “It’s what we do, so we thought the ground was an on ideal venue to for a music festival – we hope to announce ticket details in April.

“We are absolutely delighted to have been named as arena and shirt sponsors at Accrington Cricket Club.

“As a local lad I am passionate about supporting and celebrating our local sports teams, and this is a great way to showcase that at what is a truly wonderful community club.

“This announcement has also been the perfect way to unveil our re-brand, a project which we are extremely excited about and proud of and gives us an International identity to be proud of.”

Jon Hayhurst, Chair of Accrington Cricket Club, said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at iMEP for their incredible support on this three year deal, it underpins our ambitions to be more than just a cricket venue with an exciting IMEP music festival planned for September.

“This sponsorship will go a long way to supporting our club and its ambitions for the future, and it is great to have an ambitious young company on board to go on that journey with us – the new shirts look fantastic!”

The recently refurbished clubhouse at Accrington Cricket Club, with a capacity of 80, is also available for hire, offering a warm and welcome environment for a wide range of functions such as birthdays, christenings, engagements and more, plus the new terrace is now finished having been supported by the local Accrington & Rossendale College construction students and Greengates Builders Merchants, who donated building materials.

Additionally, the clubhouse is well suited as a venue for local community groups to use for events such as meetings, teaching classrooms, yoga and keep fit classes, with access to a 75″ HD TV screen, speakers and Wi-Fi.

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