Village music festival hits all the right notes

Findlay O'Connor performs at Gretton Music Festival
Findlay O'Connor performs at Gretton Music Festival

The fifth annual Gretton Music Festival, which took place during the August Bank Holiday weekend, was a huge success with packed-out venues and sold-out gigs every night.

More than £1,000 was raised for The Travers Foundation, a local charity which supports young athletes and those in the performing arts.

The festival offered a varied programme ranging from singer/songwriter Stevie Jones and The Wildfires to fantastic rock covers band Point Blank and Jive Honey who had everyone in the village hall on their feet dancing the night away.

On Saturday afternoon the crowd was treated to a trio of talented teens when the Youth BUSkers took to the stage on Brian Fursdon’s Bus Bonanza featuring the Corby Radio bus.

Fabulous French, the Market Harborough Ukulele Group, Millstone Grit, Eclipse Performing Arts, Nick Pynn and Kate Daisy Grant and the open mic sessions, which showcased local talent, kept festival-goers entertained.

Oranisers thanked event sponsors Seaton’s Solicitors and everyone who helped to make it the best festival ever.

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