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Plenty of fun in the sun at Castle Bytham's popular festival




Young festival goers prepare for the dog show All photos: Lee Hellwing
Young festival goers prepare for the dog show All photos: Lee Hellwing

Visitors to Castle Bytham's two-day festival at the weekend were treated to plenty of fun in the summer sun thanks to a host of activities and events on the go.

Entertainment at the Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival came in the form of an off road trail run, Historic Village Walk, a parade of decorated wheelbarrows and plenty of live music performances on two stages across both Saturday and Sunday.

There was live music on two stages over both days
There was live music on two stages over both days

One of the highlights was the performance on Sunday by The DMU Gospel Choir, semi-finalists in last month’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Following their success on BGT, and their appearances with Kasabian on last year’s national tour, this amazing choir raised spirits with their exhilarating take on soul, rock and gospel at the festival.

Alfie Johnson, seven, with Pip the dog and Will Stanton
Alfie Johnson, seven, with Pip the dog and Will Stanton

Sunday, which was the main festival day, also featured more than 60 stalls in the village street market, including many new high quality craft and local produce stalls.

Street entertainers, including a juggling fire-eater and costumed stilt walkers, kept everyone entertained.

Andrew Laws with Evie Grace Searle-Hawkins, nine
Andrew Laws with Evie Grace Searle-Hawkins, nine

One of the festival's organisers, Alan Harvey, said the event had been a huge success.

"It was brilliant. We were again blessed by the weather and had a really good turnout over both days.

"The standard of music seems to be getting better and better and we had really good performances from everyone involved."



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