Thousands turn out for Broseley's annual music festival

Bands got people out dancing in the sunshine at Broseley's annual music festival.

The crowds in the sunshine at Broseley Festival
The crowds in the sunshine at Broseley Festival

Thousands of people filled the town's streets at the weekend, while they ate, drank and danced.

The festival featured two stages this year, the festival stage and the Memorial Gardens Stage.

Bands travelled to Broseley from across Shropshire and as far as Peterborough and Cornwall for the third annual festival.

One of the festival's organisers, Alex Caiser, said: "It was absolutely fantastic, everything went perfectly, it's got a little bit bigger every year.

"This is the first year we have had the big stage but also an acoustic stage which had local bands, so it was a great feeling there with families and picnics.

"At the peak time on the Saturday evening we estimate there was anywhere between 3,000 and 5,000 people. There was everything from young children to older people.

"Organising the festival is a 12-month process, as soon as each year is finished we're onto the next year as it takes 12 months to raise the funds. It costs at least £20,000 to put it on and we don't charge for entry so we have to raise it all ourselves.

"Each year we try and book bigger and bigger bands, the headline bands have to be booked 12 months before the festival takes place.

"There were 25 different bands over the two stages which covered from jazz, to heavy rock, so there was something for everyone."

Acts which performed on Saturday on the Festival Stage included headliners Definitely Mightbe, U2+1, Heavy Souls, The Endings, Chevy Bel Air, and Indigo.

Meanwhile on Sunday, the Festival Stage featured Telford’s Back 2 Miami topping the bill, with Skaburst, Rainbreakers, Corkys Cats, Ramshackle Serenade and Ed Conway and The Unlawful Men.

Local acts performed on the Memorial Gardens Stage over the weekend.

There was also a fun fair, stalls and food and drink available.

The committee will be meeting on June 27 at 7.30pm at The Lion, anyone who wants to get involved ins welcome.

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