Comeback kings and a touch of Klass at Conisbrough Music Fest

By Michael Upton | 12/07/2019

Comeback kings and a touch of Klass at Conisbrough Music Fest

HIT-making dance stars K-Klass and comeback kings Stafford Galli were the big draws at Conisbrough’s annual party in the park.

The Welsh electro-pop group packed out the Subset Stage tent at Conisbrough Music Fest, which returned for its third year under a sunny sky.

And Stafford Galli came in from the cold in style, reforming after six years away for a main stage headlining slot 25 years after the release of their debut album Phrygian Knights, which they played in full.

The band drew a huge crowd with people travelling from all over the world to watch them, including as far afield as Poland, Cyprus and the USA.

Frontman Martin Ferguson said the band, who have now re-released the album through online stores and streaming channels, were delighted to have been asked to headline.

“The build-up was amazing and we’ve had a million and one messages of support from our fans,” he said.

“To see them all down at the front singing along and dancing away made it all the more worthwhile doing this. I think we all deserve a nice long rest now.”

Click her to see a photo gallery from the event.

Shaun Woodward, from the festival team, said the event at the Welfare Field was “fabulous from start to finish”.

He added: “Our main headliners were fantastic and drew large crowds, the kids area was buzzing with families enjoying the day and most importantly the weather was stunning.

“K-Klass filled our dance tent, with people having to settle to watch them from outside such was their draw, whilst blasting through their club classics and dance floor fillers.

“And our main stage headliners Stafford Galli (below) roared through their debut album to close the show, to the excitement of our audience.”

Other highlights included a flashmob from 130 Rock Choir members after emerging from their spots “hidden” within the crowd, before making their way on stage.

Next year’s festival will be on July 2020 and tickets will be on sale soon.

Ellie May Spittle and Toni Connell, who volunteered at the festival