Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival 2014

Every year it’s too tempting to over enthuse and wax lyrical over our most recent festival, but in 2014 it really was a bit special for me. I wouldn’t have changed a single one of our High Street acts and loved it from start to finish!

On Sunday August 24th 2014 our High Street stage at the Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival shared the day with a brilliant Vintage Fair, Children’s Festival and Food Fair. Thousands filled the streets of Bridgnorth, to take advantage of the entertainment on offer for all ages and all of the performers went down a treat.

The music kicked off with the sublime opening spanish chords and harmonies of Synergy, followed by raucous cowpunk and blues from the brilliant Rhino and the Ranters. Thom and Chrisbee were up next, with a cleverly multi-layered sound, guitar, beat boxing, rapping and non-stop live act that left you breathless just watching.

The Rainbreakers - photo by Andy Darby

Next were the fantastic Rainbreakers, they’d driven all the way from the Isle of Wight to be with us on Sunday, went straight up on the stage and didn’t miss a beat, it doesn’t get much tighter than this, a long established Shropshire band with a great following, fantastic to see them on our High Street stage this year.

Astrid's Tea Party - Photo by Andy Darby

Astrid’s Tea Party came up from Brighton with a massive electro-dance rock sound, first time the band had played in Bridgnorth and they made a lot of new fans, including me! We’re all eager to hear recordings currently under way, keep an ear out for this band.

Erica Knockalls  Photo by Andy Darby

Our headliners gave us the perfect finale to a great day of music, the one and only Miles and Erica from the Wonderstuff. Playing a great selection of old and new songs to a packed and jumping marquee. We had the best line up ever this year and they all went down a storm.

All of this was complimented perfectly at the other end of the marquee, as the band stage alternated with some fantastic acoustic acts on the acoustic stage.

I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings as it’s our TENTH Festival too.

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