Mexborough rocks as crowds flock to music festival

By Adele Forrest | 10/06/2019

Mexborough rocks as crowds flock to music festival

HUNDREDS of music fans turned out for Mexborough’s second major musical celebration.

Mexborough Music Festival featured three stages of music in the Mexborough Athletic Grounds, headlined by The Jam tribute act, A Band Called Malice (pictured on stage).

Cllr Sean Gibbons, one of the lead festival organisers, said more than 1,000 people had turned out for the bank holiday charitable knees-up.

He added: “We all had a fantastic day once again and the annual Mexborough Music Festival (MMF) was bigger and better than last year. 

“The local musical performances were amazing with some very talented young people entertaining the crowds.

“I would like to thank all of the hard-working volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes and on the day to make this event happen, particularly my fellow Mexborough Athletic trustees Phil Barker and Darren Gough.
“It was an extremely enjoyable family day for Mexborough.”

Foo Fighters tribute Foo You were also joined on the main stage by This State of Ours, Steal the City, The Inspectors, The Zephels, The Electric Sect and So Long Astoria.

The acoustic stage featured Connor Clarke, Emily Hill, Dan Cocksedge Bandwagon and Boston Castle, and the indoor stage was led by Buckshot and the SBS Blues Band, as well as food stalls and fairground rides.

A number of stalls helped to raise awareness of good causes, including the Royal British Legion, Aurora Wellbeing Centre, Firefly and Mexborough Neighbourhood Network. 

Last years festival paid for a publicly-accessible defibrillator at the grounds. Event organisers will meet later this month to decide which charities will benefit from money raised at last Sunday’s bash.

Next years festival is pencilled in for Sunday, May 24.