Hose Fest delivers for families again

A popular music festival has raised thousands of pounds for different village groups with a combination of great live music and programmes of family activities.

Hose Fest at Hose, started with a performance by a Dolly Parton tribute act on the Friday, and continued on the Saturday with a gymkhana and numerous live acts on stage around the village hall site.

The Belvoir Big Band entertain on Saturday afternoon 
PHOTO: Tim Williams

The Belvoir Big Band entertain on Saturday afternoon PHOTO: Tim Williams

The fete, with various stalls and activities, was held on the village green and visitors also had the opportunity to enjoy a beer tent with real ales and ciders provided.

Tony Pile, one of the organisers, said: “The event was once again really successful and we had around 400 people attend.

“The weather was very indifferent and there were plenty of people dashing in and out the beer tent to keep dry.

“Hose Fest continues to grow each year with interest particularly always very high for the tribute acts who play on Friday evening. Next year we’re looking at putting on Freddie Mercury.”

5-year-old Isaac James enjoys an ice cream with Angel's Ices owner sean Moss-Hayes 
PHOTO: Tim Williams

5-year-old Isaac James enjoys an ice cream with Angel's Ices owner sean Moss-Hayes PHOTO: Tim Williams

“At first glance it looks as though we’ve raised around £3,000 and this will be shared between the church, the village hall, Hose School PFA and a youth project within the village.”

Teresa Stecko was the Pimms and Fizz mixer for the evening 
PHOTO: Tim Williams

Teresa Stecko was the Pimms and Fizz mixer for the evening PHOTO: Tim Williams

5-year-old Sophie Wright and Alex North took part in the gymkhana with Shetland pony Sally-Anne 
PHOTO: Tim Williams

5-year-old Sophie Wright and Alex North took part in the gymkhana with Shetland pony Sally-Anne PHOTO: Tim Williams

The Belvoir Big Band entertain on Saturday afternoon 
PHOTO: Tim Williams

The Belvoir Big Band entertain on Saturday afternoon PHOTO: Tim Williams