Holbeach Music & Beer Festival

Holbeach Music & Beer Festival organiser Sean Taylor. Photo: SG080815-300TW
Holbeach Music & Beer Festival organiser Sean Taylor. Photo: SG080815-300TW

The community of Holbeach is the big winner from last weekend’s Music & Beer Festival.

Around 3,000 people packed the field at Holbeach Community Sports Academy in the town to hear some great acts.

Sean with Rick Parfitt Junior.

Sean with Rick Parfitt Junior.

And in return, event organiser Sean Taylor will make sure that groups and organisations in Holbeach benefit from any money made.

Sean, who runs The Old Exchange mobile bar, said footfall was around 6,500 over the entire weekend, with people able to come and go to see their favourite bands.

Sean says the big draw was Rick Parfitt Junior – the RPJ Band – that performed on Saturday night and attracted the biggest crowd.

However, there was a good turnout too for Friday’s headline act Zeb Rootz and Sunday’s High Rollers.

The RPJ Band performing on stage.

The RPJ Band performing on stage.

Sean said: “I had a feeling it would be good. The weather looked promising and the hype around the bands drew a lot of it.

“We sold a lot more wristbands than last year so people liked it. It’s something for everyone, a family fun weekend.

“We are going to do it again for sure next year because we have a two-year deal with the football academy, so as long as people support it and want it.”

Final figures on the amount raised aren’t yet known, but the football academy will receive the lion’s share and the rest will be distributed within Holbeach community.

Andy Squance still smiling on Sunday.

Andy Squance still smiling on Sunday.

The High Rollers on the VIP stage.

The High Rollers on the VIP stage.

Thousands of people supported Holbeach Music & Beer Festival.

Thousands of people supported Holbeach Music & Beer Festival.

Sean Taylor, of The Old Exchange at Holbeach, organised the event.

Sean Taylor, of The Old Exchange at Holbeach, organised the event.