Your article: Festival attracts record crowd and raises hundreds

Snake Davis performing at the festival
Snake Davis performing at the festival

A record-crowd of about 370 picknickers danced the afternoon and night away at the fifth annual Bielby Music Festival. 

The event raised more than £1,300 for the Pocklington branch of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Ian Simpson and Richard Coe, Bielby villagers and organisers of the Mill Lane festival, said: “This is a fantastic amount considering it probably is the smallest music festival in the world.” They added: “We were absolutely delighted with the record turn out making this year a great success.”

The music-loving crowd enjoyed performances from local and regional bands and international stars, including acclaimed saxophonist Snake Davis.

There was a set from Darlington-based 50s style Vintage Belles and from talented singer Livvy Rooks, from Pocklington.

There were also rocking sets from Lucky 13 and Pink Cadillac. Root 64, from York, and Work in Progress, from Hull, also contributed to the most diverse range of styles seen at the festival.

Organisers have thanked Bielby villagers, friends, family, artists, festival-goers and the Pocklington branch of Marie Curie Cancer Care for helping to make festival such a success.

Planning for next year’s festival is already underway, with organisers hoping to make the event even bigger and better.

More pictures in next week’s (11 September) Pocklington Post.