`

Fun in the sun as Feltonbury hits the right note once again

There was a wide range of music at Feltonbury, with entertainment taking place throughout the village.
There was a wide range of music at Feltonbury, with entertainment taking place throughout the village.

Music, art and blazing sunshine – this year’s Feltonbury event was a massive success.

The festival, held last Saturday, drew 32 different local performing groups – professionals and amateurs alike – who played across nine venues throughout Felton village.

The festival appealed to all ages.

The festival appealed to all ages.

Added to that, 18 artists and craftspeople opened their homes and studios to visitors, there was yoga and massage sessions on The Plot and refreshments – including a beer tent and mobile Prosecco van – were available throughout the day.

The music focal point was The Red Obelisk stage – the human juke-box in the phone box on the bridge which hosted a wide range of music.

Among the highlights of Feltonbury was a flash-mob choir of 60 or so people, while Giulio Tampalani, an internationally-acclaimed guitarist, performed at the event.

The village hall hosted music in the evening, when a hogroast was also served.

Entertaining the crowds.

Entertaining the crowds.

Along with the music, there was the related art trail, enabling local artists and craftspeople to display their work.

Feltonbury raises money for The Plot, which is a community garden, to encourage young and old to share in the enjoyment of communal gardening.

An event spokesman said: “Within a very short period of time Feltonbury has become an established event.

“Thank you to everyone who made this year’s event such an undoubtedly wonderfully successful day.”