A fundraiser has been set up for May Morning 2022, which will be held in person this year. 

The tradition that has seen Magdalen College Choir sing at 6am on the first of May from the Great Tower since the 16th century was held virtually during the pandemic. 

Oxford Mail: Performers in Oxford on May Morning.Performers in Oxford on May Morning.

This is because it has historically drawn in huge crowds which breaks lockdown rules. 

READ MORE: Appeal for help to decorate Magdalen Bridge for Oxford's May Morning celebrations

In what is going to be an 'especially festive event', according to organisers, festivities will stretch over the weekend with local artists and performers taking to the streets to celebrate.

Oxford Mail: Crowds on May Morning in Oxford.Crowds on May Morning in Oxford.

Of the £5000 Oxford City Council hope to raise, it said 45% will go to artists, 30% to an art competition, and 25% on products. 

The city council's Culture boss Paula Redway said: "In this significant year, we want to create an exciting and memorable experience for all visitors by harking back to bygone days when the bridge was decorated to welcome the spring. 

"Working with our local artists and creative communities, we want to present the very best of the city for everyone to enjoy with artworks and displays marking this special May Morning."

"Together we can create a welcome for everyone that will be memorable and joyous. This is an opportunity for local people to come together and celebrate. "

You can find the fundraiser here:www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/oxford-may-morning

Oxford Mail: May Morning singers at the top of the Great Tower in 2021. Picture: Hugh WarwickMay Morning singers at the top of the Great Tower in 2021. Picture: Hugh Warwick

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