First two-day music festival was big hit

On song: Candlelit Conviction in action at Amplifields. Photo: S060811-138TW
On song: Candlelit Conviction in action at Amplifields. Photo: S060811-138TW
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THE first ever Amplifields two-day music festival at Moulton Seas End was a big success, but a rain storm put paid to the night-time acts on Sunday.

Organiser Dean Fitchett said: “It was horrible.

“We could not re-start because all the electrics got wet. It really did chuck it down.”

Around 15 of the 20 bands on the bill performed on stage before the rain hit.

Dean said he was delighted with spectator numbers as around 200 paid to go in, which was good for a first-time festival, and around 30 camped overnight on Saturday.

And the real success was that the festival achieved its main aim – raising £500 for the village playing field committee.

Dean plays with local band The Sound Injectors but says it is tough these days for groups to find venues and he’s keen to give up and coming bands the chance to go on stage.

He said the smoking ban in 2007 shut many pubs and working men’s clubs.

The Sound Injectors used to get two or three gigs a week but now that’s down to two or three a month.

Dean’s next big live bands event will be outside The Birds pub in Spalding on Sunday, August 28.

Bands keen to get involved can contact Dean on 07790 547464.