No wellies required as Long Sutton rocks

Florence and Freddie Stear enjoy the party
Florence and Freddie Stear enjoy the party
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Residents in Long Sutton were rocking over the Bank Holiday when the sun came out for Music in the Park.

More than 4,000 people passed through the gates on Sunday for the free community event in Winfrey Park - leaving organisers Events and Entertainment in Long Sutton (EELS) buzzing.

Party in the Park at Long Sutton'Daniel Simpson, Paul Newcombe, Richard Piccaver ANL-140824-182947001

Party in the Park at Long Sutton'Daniel Simpson, Paul Newcombe, Richard Piccaver ANL-140824-182947001

Jack Tyrell, chairman, said: “It was absolutely brilliant. The feedback has been amazing.

“At any one time there must have been 1,000 people in the park, from families to old people on mobility scooters. The music and events changed throughout the day and evening so we’d have families leaving with their deckchairs and adults arriving with their’s.

“There was no rowdiness and no trouble. Some people had been drinking during the day but when it was time to go they just packed up and thanked us.

“This is just our second music festival and we are not professionals, but so long as people support us we’ll keep going.”

Highlights included Robbie Dee, Steve Whiteman, Rattleshack, Gifford, Sleeve of Wizard, Della and No Danger, with main acts Zeb Rootz and Groove Cartel.

EELS organise a number of free events for the community during the year, including the popular Christmas fair.