Music fans have a blast at Knipfest

Matt Grocott & The Shrives on stage.  PHOTO: Tim Williams

Matt Grocott & The Shrives on stage. PHOTO: Tim Williams

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Hundreds of revellers soaked up the sun at the sixth annual Knipfest on Saturday.

The music event in Knipton, in the Vale of Belvoir, hosted a selection of local bands who played in aid of three charities.

Stormtrooper invades the stage.  PHOTO: Tim Williams

Stormtrooper invades the stage. PHOTO: Tim Williams

The line-up of entertainment included Hardback Fiction, Humming Bird, Something Nasty in the Woodshed, The Cherry Bombs, Matt Grocott and The Shrives, Dynamite Billy and Crazy Ape.

Knipfest, held at Belvoir Cricket Club, is organised in memory or Julie Copley who bravely fought against cancer.

In excess of £10,000 was raised with organisers John Copley, Richard Hart, Phil Noon and Johnnie Watchorn donating 50 per cent of the proceeds to Cancer Research UK, 25 per cent to Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Stathern and 25 per cent to St Barnabas Hospice in Lincolnshire. A small donation will also be awarded to the Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust.

John Copley, one of the organisers, said: “It was a great night that had plenty of energy and a buzz about it. The weather stayed nice and most importantly we had some great bands who performed.

Crowds enjoying the music and sunshine.  PHOTO: Tim Williams

Crowds enjoying the music and sunshine. PHOTO: Tim Williams

“One of the highlights was when Darth Vader and a StormTropper invaded the music stage.”

“Everybody had a really good time, there was no trouble and we sold lots of alcohol.”

l For more pictures from Knipfest 2015 visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/knipfest

Party-goers Jules Bingham, Kay Eaton, Janine Stinsn, Sue Towning.

Party-goers Jules Bingham, Kay Eaton, Janine Stinsn, Sue Towning.

Annie Leach & Catherine Kelly enjoying their evening.  PHOTO: Tim Williams

Annie Leach & Catherine Kelly enjoying their evening. PHOTO: Tim Williams

Girl band Cherry Bomb in action.  PHOTO: Tim Williams

Girl band Cherry Bomb in action. PHOTO: Tim Williams