Glam slam success at Wisbech Rock Festival

PUBLISHED: 10:14 08 August 2017

Wisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

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The sound of the seventies reverberated across Wisbech park as the town enjoyed a glam slam festival of old school tunes.

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Plenty of people turned out to enjoy music, dancing, fairground rides and face painting.

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Melissa Bullen said: “I think we should have a round of applause for Samantha Hoy for organising the Rock Festival in the park, was lovely to see so many people, families too having such a great time.

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“Great community spirit, love a great time like this. Thanks also to everyone else who helped out in anyway they could, give it up for Sam Hoy everyone.”

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Dr Feelgood topped the bill at this year’s new and improved Wisbech Rock Festival.

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The Essex rockers, best known for hit singles ‘Milk and Alcohol’ got the crowd dancing at the one-day festival’s main stage at Wisbech Park.

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There was also an acoustic and dance stage which showcased the area’s musicians and, as with any festival, there were fairground rides, a beer tent, face painting and a variety of stalls.

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Sam Hoy said: “Thanks go to Dave Oliver, Jessica Oliver and Barbara Oliver who are great at making and implementing all the safety plans to ensure it runs smoothly and we are allowed to keep having it.

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“Michelle Edna Rose Connor and her mum for always helping at every event as well as Trevor Ketteringham-a stallwarr volunteer and to Kevin Bligh. WCP for acting as extra stewards and helping clear up at the end.

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“The councillors that helped Peter Human and Steve Tierney. Garry Tibbs for being a super compere. All WTC staff who assist, Chris Coady and team to making sure the sound runs like a dream. Anthony James Steward for organising the dance stage and to all the bands,performers and stall holders who make the day what it is.”

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Cllr Tierney was kept busy litter picking throughout the day.

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A town council spokesman said: “The town council has continued working on delivering community events and festivals for the town.

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“It is continuing with its ambition to make all of its events bigger and better each year, and that is true of the Rock Festival.”

Wisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Rock Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

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