A fantastic evening as BFest raises £13,000 for HospiceCare

Bamburgh BFest, in the shadow of Bamburgh Castle. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services
Bamburgh BFest, in the shadow of Bamburgh Castle. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

An estimated £13,000 was raised for HospiceCare North Northumberland at the Bamburgh BFest on Saturday.

Around 750 people attended the event, held in the shadow of the majestic Bamburgh Castle, made up of a mix of local people and holidaymakers, many returning from last year’s inaugural event.

The talented Swing Street were as popular as ever. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

The talented Swing Street were as popular as ever. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

The support created a fantastic atmosphere that ensured everyone had a great time.

The festival was a celebration of a multitude of musical genres, from classical to rock and many styles in between.

The line-up included Swing Street, Rhionne, Ed and Ollie Goodale, Renata and Trev, Candi’s Dog and Steve Morrison.

All the performers donated their time in support of HospiceCare and together with friends and sponsors, it enabled ticket sales to go directly to the hospice, ensuring maximum profits.

Ed and Ollie Goodale. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

Ed and Ollie Goodale. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

The final sum, generated from a mix of ticket and T-shirt sales, donations and a prize draw, will be confirmed later this week.

Planning is already underway for BFest 2017 with a waiting list of performers and bands wishing to take part.

B Fest T-shirts, courtesy of Berwick-based Fantasy Prints, are still available to buy at £10 each with £5 from every sale being donated to HospiceCare.

Many festival-goers brought picnics. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

Many festival-goers brought picnics. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

Steve Morrison. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

Steve Morrison. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

Singers at Bamburgh BFest. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

Singers at Bamburgh BFest. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

Sarah McMorn, of Fantasy Prints, which supplied T-shirts for the event. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services

Sarah McMorn, of Fantasy Prints, which supplied T-shirts for the event. Picture by Jim Gibson Photogaphy Services