Festival fun on the cards

Senior fryer 'Gorgeous' George Robinson (left) who will be auctioned at Hedgefest, with owner Mark Keenan at Mark's Fry-days fish and chip shop, Brighouse.
Senior fryer 'Gorgeous' George Robinson (left) who will be auctioned at Hedgefest, with owner Mark Keenan at Mark's Fry-days fish and chip shop, Brighouse.

ORGANISERS of the Hedgefest music festival on Saturday are keeping their fingers crossed for sunshine and dry weather.

A number of local bands will provide the entertainment for the family music festival which is being held in aid of Overgate Hospice at Brighouse Juniors Football Club at Hove Edge.

Angela Curran, of the Brighouse Friends of Overgate, said: “We are fairly confident that the festival will go ahead in some form or another, whether on the field or, if necessary, in the car park.

“Obviously we are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather will stay dry so that we can go ahead with the festival. All the bands have said they are keen to play and we are hoping for a fantastic day. We would appeal to people planning to come to the festival to get here by public transport if possible and to bring suitable footwear.”

The gates open at 2pm and the live music will start at 3.30pm on Saturday with eight acts taking to the stage. Music will come from Rox Off, Interchange, The Fringe, To The Trees, Fogfield, Mange2, Bethany Dimmock and Tripswitch. There will be a bar, food stalls and raffle. George Robinson - ‘Gorgeous George’ - senior fish fryer at Mark Fry-days fish and chip shop, Brighouse, is offering two hours of his time for auction.

“We have had amazing support from local shops and businesses and from Brighouse Juniors,” said Angela who has helped raise thousands of pounds for Overgate in recent years.

“Everyone’s feeling a bit fed up because of the bad weather and we hope people will come along and have a really good time.”