We can’t believe our 5th birthday and festival was already a couple weeks ago! It was such a brilliant day – the sun shone all day long, the Lost & Grounded beer flowed, the I Scream Tacos tacos were delicious and the music was all so good!
Things kicked off with The Publicans whose Celtic stompers got everyone’s toes tapping. They were followed by The Minke Whales whose stomping folk-led tunes got people dancing.
Waldo’s Gift played a chilled set of the improvised jazz inspired melodies and then Hot Contents got people back up on their feet with their funk led covers set. Pure rock followed with White Parker and then some fun covers medleys from Fake Plastic Chairs.
Firebird Studios violin teacher and brilliant rapping violinist Mike Dennis played a beautiful set as the sun started to go down and the day closed with one of our favourite bands, The Travis Waltons.
As well as all the live music, there were free ukelele workshops for kids, a toddler musical play room, a jamming room for all ages and a brilliant pallet instrument made from recycled bike wheels by litterARTI and other materials in our new studio space for everyone to enjoy. It was our busiest festival yet and we loved every minute. Thank you to all of you who came out to support us and celebrate with us and to all the amazing bands that rehearse here and whose music is what doing this is all about!