PHOTO GALLERY: Big screens and belting bands at Conisbrough Music Fest

PHOTO GALLERY: Big screens and belting bands at Conisbrough Music Fest

By Dave Doyle | 12/07/2018

PHOTO GALLERY: Big screens and belting bands at Conisbrough Music Fest

HUNDREDS of music fans flocked to festival fun on Saturday — but did not miss a kick of England’s quarter final triumph.

Revellers enjoyed top-class tunes at Conisbrough Music Fest 2018, spread across six stages at Conisbrough Community Centre and the Lord Convers pub.

And, when the time came for England’s semi final bid, footy fans shifted to an outdoor big screen, or the air-conditioned community hall, to watch it.

 

Even those in the dance tent took a break from raving, to watch the game on a small screen by the DJ booth.

Attendees enjoyed the likes of electronic rockers Saints Among Us, Americana merchants Fargo Railroad Co and funk sensation Kiziah and the Kings from their chairs and picnic blankets.

But most got up and moving when headliners Jungle Lion appeared, pumping out ska classics from Prince Buster, Madness and The Specials — no doubt buoyed by England’s success.

Organiser Simon Kelly said: “It was fantastic, what more can I say.

“We had two main stages at the same time, so there was music all the way through, without a break.

“There were lots of families there and we’ve had a really good reaction on Facebook.”

He added: “We were worried that everyone would head over there for the match, but plenty of people stayed to watch the music, which was great.”

See this week's Rotherham Advertiser for more images of the sun-soaked music festival.