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Bewdley Town Council

Full House at HopFest

By Town Clerk's Office Bewdley Town Council

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Bewdley Town Council Contributor



Hopfest celebrated its seventh consecutive year which was attended by record crowds - with more than 2,000 people of all ages, from toddlers to 80-year-olds, enjoying the music and the sunny weather.THOUSANDS of revellers headed down to the popular Hopfest Family Music Festival in Bewdley to enjoy local bands and performers.

The festival focussed on showing local bands and performers on four stages, with a wide range of musical styles ranging from lounge jazz to the dance tent finale from the Mothership.

The theme of the festival was the Summer of Love Revisited - commemorating 50 years since the release of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and artwork featured across the Hopfest site from artists Kat Lee-Baxter and Nicola Heath with stage backdrops created by students at the local school reflected the vibrancy of that era.

The final act to perform on stage was the Magical History Tour - who delivered a series of Beatles classics, before being joined on stage by a choir for a rendition of Hey Jude.

The sixties theme was carried through the entire day with all acts including a 60's classic in their set.

Other performers over the weekend included Sunjay, Mayfli, Melody Blue, Two’s Company, Ellisha Green, Plastic Scene and Dharma Bums.

It also included a project run by the local jazz band Matahari with Bewdley School and Sixth Form - which saw three young musicians, flautist Nina Southall, pianist Danny Bold and drummer Tom Woodcock soloing with the band on the main stage.

Peter Barnett, Hopfest principal organiser, said: "We could not have wished for better weather and we were delighted that so many people came to enjoy a festival of great music and other art-forms from very talented local people.

"We organised a wide range of interactive workshops and sessions which were all well-attended and the overall feeling was that the seventh edition of Hopfest was the best yet - but we seem to say that every year."

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