What a weekend!
The weather was kind to us in the run up to the festival and on the day itself. The bands all turned up on time (unlike the punters) and performed their hearts out. So many great songs and wonderful voices belting out across the festival village – not to mention the sheer energy and madcap dancing later in the day.
The crowd lined up to learn the Haka – and thighs were red and faces flushed. Glitter filled the air and decorated faces and beards. James Heming (Heart FM) worked his magic compering in the heat, camera in hand. The Gin cocktails flowed at the Ginge Bar and pints were pulled at The Mighty Bar. Pizza, burgers, tacos and smoothies went down a treat and helped to soak up all the booze. Robots and fire jugglers entertained the crowd and the tunes banged out of the Sound Crumpet tent until late in the evening.
Auction frenzy took hold, the flames fed by the energetic David Selves, who lost his voice driving prices up.
A fantastic day and evening only made possible by the sheer hard work of a handful of volunteers and over £50,000 raised for the charity. People are already asking when we are going to do it again….!!!