Sun shines on festival-goers

Overgate's Caroline Bone and organisor Angela Curran at Hedgefest music festival, at Brighouse Juniors FC, Hove Edge
Overgate's Caroline Bone and organisor Angela Curran at Hedgefest music festival, at Brighouse Juniors FC, Hove Edge

THE first Hedgefest Music Festival was enjoyed by hundreds at Brighouse Juniors Football Club, Hove Edge.

Local bands Rox Off, Tripswitch, The Fringe, To The Trees, Fogfield and soloist Bethany Dimmock kept the crowd entertained.

The Lumb family at Hedgefest music festival, at Brighouse Juniors FC, Hove Edge

The Lumb family at Hedgefest music festival, at Brighouse Juniors FC, Hove Edge

Proceeds from the event are expected to nudge £2,000 will go to Overgate Hospice, Elland.

Organiser Angela Curran has organised several events for the hospice and said this was the biggest by far.

“It was absolutely amazing and made me want to cry,” she said.

“I’m so proud to live in Hove Edge and it was a lovely day for everybody - the atmosphere was second to none.

Clive and Samantha White, with George, Sue and Eddie Farrar at Hedgefest music festival, Brighouse Juniors FC, Hove Edge

Clive and Samantha White, with George, Sue and Eddie Farrar at Hedgefest music festival, Brighouse Juniors FC, Hove Edge

“I never would have thought, five years ago, that I would be organising a music festival.

“The recent bad weather did cause a few alterations and we had to put the wagons on the car park but it all went better than I could have hoped.”

She thanked all those who supported the event and in particular Brighouse Juniors Football Club.

“There was so much help and support from so many people - it was a real community event.

“The bands were fantastic and were all helping each other out.”

Mrs Curran said she would now talk to hospice staff and the Brighouse Friends of Overgate about repeating the event next year.