Sunshine singalong hits all the night notes as Wentworth Festival returns

Sunshine singalong hits all the night notes as Wentworth Festival returns

By Michael Upton | 22/09/2021

Sunshine singalong hits all the night notes as Wentworth Festival returns

 

MUSIC lovers partied in the shadow of a stately home as Wentworth Festival returned for a sun-soaked day of entertainment.

One-hit wonders Dario G, Rozalla and Kenny Thomas kicked things off at lunchtime on Saturday and The Feeling bringing the house down after dark.

The front lawn of Wentworth Woodhouse was peppered with camping chairs, bucket-hatted heads and glitter-sprinkled faces all turned towards the pop-up stage backed by the impressive pillared portico of the mansion’s East Front.

Away from the main arena, the likes of Jack Carroll, Steve Bennett and Justin Moorhouse packed out the comedy tent, while the neighbouring marquee doubled as a venue for kids’ entertainment and, later on, for Northern Soul and Motown classics, while the New Music Stage gave promising acts a platform.

Complete Madness, Soul Sensation and 80s dance queen Hazell Dean kept the main stage party going after a super-loud set by Doncaster rockers Bang Bang Romeo.

Indie bands Space and Cast were next up, before headliners The Feeling finished off the day with a set mixing their mid-2000s hits and classic covers from down the years with songs from new film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, co-soundtracked by singer Dan Gillespie-Sells.