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Firsdown Music Fayre 2011

This weekend saw the 6th annual Firsdown Music Fayre, a free festival of local bands over 2 days for the local crowd to enjoy. It was a cracking weekend, the best yet, and we were very fortunate the weather stayed dry. It all started at 6pm on Saturday evening with the bands playing until 11 finished off with a great firework display. The crowd was fuelled by a well stocked bar serving Hop Back’s finest ales and Stowford Press cider and there was also a BBQ to keep those who hadn’t brought food well fed. Sunday afternoon saw a further five hours of bands, lots of picnicing, drinking etc before the short walk home. And the kids loved it too, running around the field, acres of space for them to play in.

The festival was opened by local hero and ‘Time Team’ legend Phil Harding.

Bands included Dirty Rouge, Fenton Stack, The Wednesdays, Lasa, The Zucchinis, David Waddington, Vulcan, The Hop Back Blues Band, Silent Jim, Sarus, with the Robbie Wallace Band closing the show.

The Saturday evening crowd in front of the stage for Lasa’s reunion performance.

Looking back from the stage on Saturday evening.

For more photo’s take a look at the festival’s facebook page here. For info on last year’s festival click here or here. A great weekend roll on 2012!!


Here Comes the Sun!

At last the sun has returned and just in time for the 2011 Firsdown Music Fayre. And it’s bringing the plot into full bloom, particularly the Dahlias which are now between four and five foot high and packed with flowers.

The marrow is finally growing.

And the squash are starting to swell, I think this variety is Crown Prince.

Hope you’re getting some sun wherever you are today. Have a great weekend!

Firsdown Music Fayre

Glastonbury, Reading, Isle of Wight and now………Firsdown! 25 years on from Live Aid the 5th annual Firsdown Music Fayre was rocking. We didn’t have to go far, about 500 yards, to the end of the village where a neatly mowed field with a stage erected at one end played host to around 500 local revellers. The festival started on Saturday evening with bands and fireworks and then from midday to 7pm on Sunday with more bands, BBQ, bar etc.

There was an ecclectic mix of music, mainly rock and pop with a bit of blues thrown in and a Shadow’s tribute band, “Vintage Echoes”. Other bands included “22nd Street”, “Tramps & Amps”, “Stiff Joints”, “The Livery Road Blues Band”, and an amazing 4-piece of 13 year olds called “The Jalapenos”.

The crowd enjoyed some great music under clear blue skies, a glorious afternoon. The girls loved it, a great family day out!