Crowds turn out for Weldonfest


Crowds turned out for the annual music and arts festival, Weldonfest, in Corby on Saturday, June 23.

About 4,500 people are expected to attend the family event, held at Corby Rugby Club, in Rockingham Road, for the first time this year.

More than 50 acts will take to the main stage. One of the star attractions was Northampton singer Hannah Faulkner, who performed at the National Finals of Open Mic UK at the O2 London, and has performed at hundreds of venues around the country.

Other highlights included The Cormitments, a tribute band for The Commitments, and The Feel Good Factor on the main stage.

Jayne McGregor, 29. of Corby, said: “I like that it’s all local and that it’s a mix of covers and original music.”

Carley Phoenix, 25, of Corby, said: “I come to Weldonfest with a big group of friends and I always enjoy it.”

Tracy Bennie, 34, of Corby, said: “I love the live music and how everyone comes together for the event. I love festivals but this is better because it’s on your doorstep.”
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