Video & Gallery: Thousands turn out for Needingworth Music Festival

SIMPLE THE FEST: It was the best Needingworth Music Festival ever according to the organisers. The free event, which took place at the weekend, attracted an estimated 2,500 visitors over two days. On the Saturday, which ran from 1pm to 10.30pm, bands incl

SIMPLE THE FEST: It was the best Needingworth Music Festival ever according to the organisers.

The free event, which took place at the weekend, attracted an estimated 2,500 visitors over two days.

On the Saturday, which ran from 1pm to 10.30pm, bands included the Red Hot Silly Peppers, Emerald Sky, Ramshackles, Jack, Balcon Trip, The Heaters, TNA, Ian Goodsman and Split Whiskers.

The family and acoustic music day on Sunday included Coup de Grass and Ouse Brothers, as well as a fancy dress competition, children's cocktails, a bouncy castle and stalls as well as teas served by the WI.


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Mick Carpenter, drummer with Split Whiskers, who has organised the music at the festival for the past eight years, said: "I think this was the best one we have ever had, down to the organisation and the sunshine. It worked well all day long."

The Needingworth Festival has been going for over 20 years and has developed from bands playing off the back of lorry to a marquee with one band playing at one end while the next sets up at the other.

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