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Music festival rocks crowd

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The crowd enjoy the music

NRHN-Ripley Music Festival-RG-3 The crowd enjoy the music

Revellers danced and sang along in the glorious sunshine at the finale of Ripley’s 
fifteenth music festival.

Running from Sunday, 
July 6, to Sunday, July 13, the 
festival saw pubs and parks across the town taken over by over six thousand 
music fans.

Almost every musical 
genre was represented, with performances from groups such as Blidworth Welfare Brass Band, Pye Hill Male Voice Choir and folk legends Kelly’s Heroes.

There were rock nights, and youth bands sets, 
including local up-and-comers Barnie Rubblz, as well as a Proms 
Spectacular featuring Thunderbird 4 and Newstead Brass on 
Saturday night.

Proceedings were brought to a close on Sunday with Rom Fest 
featuring Fate the juggler and Danny Smart at Crossley Park.

Ripley Mayor 
Councillor Roland Emmas-Williams said he was amazed by how 
successful the event was.

He said: “I am utterley amazed by the amount of 
diverse music that was put on at the festival. It really catered for every taste.

“The festival has been 
everything we hoped it would be and more. It just seems to get better and better every year – here’s to next year!”

Councillors Mick Wilson and 
Steve Freeborn co-founded the festival in 1999 with the help of Peter Clay, 
landlord of Ripley’s 
Angel pub. It costs £10,000 to stage and is funded through
 weekly jam nights, donations and fundraising initiatives.

 

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