Your article: Musicians entertain crowds into the night

Picnic in style.
Picnic in style.

About 300 picknickers flocked to this year’s Bielby Music Festival in the heart of the village.

The wide range of musicians entertained the crowd into the night, with ‘The Picnic’ new-comers, King No-One, Harry Collins, Mike Johnson and Katie and the Questions wowing the audience.

The organisers, Ian Simpson and Richard Coe, were very happy to also welcome back Barton Community Brass Band, The Vintage Belles, Livvy Rooks, Work in Progress and Pink Cadillac, who once again helped the festival raise money for Marie Curie.

Ian and Richard, Bielby residents themselves, said: “It’s been another great year of music and fun and we’d like to thank the local charity volunteers who contributed with the barbecue, refreshments and tombola, and everyone who has supported the event.”

Although ‘The Picnic’ is “probably the smallest music festival in the world”, the event offers a wide range of music, from rock to folk and everything in between. The organisers are hopeful that the festival will return and welcome back local music-lovers.

More pictures in this week’s (3 September) paper.