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.