Friday, 21 August 2009

Summer Jam @ Leek Hockey Club 15th August

Review and photographs by Simon Bamford

Last Saturday saw another addition to this seasons festivals rosta in the form of the first Summer Jam. It seems with more and more people turning their back on overpriced corporate events, the demand for this type of home made alternatives is on the increase. With a modest £3 entrance fee, that was given to local charities, anyone who attended must have netted the deal of the week. Organised by a dedicated team of friends that included a sheep, the event attracted around 2000 people. Revellers enjoyed an afternoon of quality live music, DJ sets, fairground attractions, craft stalls and believe it or not, sunshine. The Vangaurds, Jupiters Heroes and The Lies were amongst the acts to grace the main stage. There were acoustic sets from Gaz Abbot, Operation Error and Kayleigh Knight. Meanwhile the bar tent partied away to the soundtrack of sets by Audiomill, Twitch, Crunch and Dust and The Duke. Elsewhere in the field a man in a cow suit was selling raffle tickets and believe it or not, I swear I saw a Fairy by the hedge selling CDs.

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