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Great atmosphere at Bythams Music Festival

Willoughby Arms Little Bytham  Beer and Music Festival organisers  Patrick Cawdler, Patricia Roddis and  Jonathan Hill. EMN-140607-183323009

Willoughby Arms Little Bytham Beer and Music Festival organisers Patrick Cawdler, Patricia Roddis and Jonathan Hill. EMN-140607-183323009

Almost 45 years to the day after the famous Woodstock festival, the 6th Bythams Music Festival was celebrated in the same spirit - sharing music from artists from near and far.

New young band from Peterborough, For Reasons to Stay, opened the festival giving a polished performance of feel good songs.

Friday night headliners, Uninvited Guests, entertained visitors with fresh material interwoven with a treasure chest of classic standards.

HMS Welland opened the Saturday with a rousing set of sea shanties, which proved to be hugely popular and finally brought out the sun from behind the clouds.

Visitors were also treated to performances that could have “graced the stage at any of today’s major festivals” from Lil’ Ian Goodsman, a blues guitarist and Stamford-based band Petrology.

The audience was then treated to a trio of female performers - Lexie Green, the brilliant young violinist from Stamford High School Becky Taylor and Little Sparrow, aka Katie Ware.

More than 500 people attended over the two days of the festival which was held in the gardens of Willoughby Arms, Little Bytham, where a large marquee provided shelter from rain.

Festival chairman Patrick Candler said: “It went really well. There was a great community atmosphere. The music was excellent and we had much wider variety this year. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for their support.”

The annual festival is organised and run by volunteers and raises money for the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.

 

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