The first-ever Spalding Beer and Music Festival looks being a regular event in the calendar based on the crowds drawn to the town over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.
Organiser held the event at Castle Sports Complex, Spalding, where the finest ales, games and music from bands, including teenagers Take Aim, alternative rockers The Ultraviolet and tribute band Blondied were all on offer to visitors.
Sam Nundy, chairman of Spalding and District Round Table which organised the event alongside Spalding Ladies’ Circle, said: “I can’t believe the amount of people who came to support the event and evrybody was quite emotional at the end of the festival after giving our lives to it for the last two months.
“It was the Round Table, with the Ladies Circle, Spalding Young Farmers and our colleagues from Bourne and District Round Table who helped us massively.
“The whole venue was available for people to use and it was like having a very nice beer garden in the sunshine.”
Mark Le Sage, who organised the line-up of bands for the festival, said: “I was absolutely amazed and so happy with the way the whole festival went.
“There was no trouble whatsoever, everybody enjoyed the choice of music and people were so happy that there was something for people to do in an atmosphere that was very friendly.”
Singer-songwriter Lucinda Flynn, one of the festival acts, said: “It was amazing and we had a great atmosphere.
“The turnout was amazing and you could see that everyone was enjoying themselves, they were was really supportive to me and the other acts and the crew were lovely and very helpful as well.”
Sam added: “It was such a team effort, but four people in particular I’d like to thank are our finance man Jason Rooke, Charlie Rawlings for sourcing the beer, Mark Le Sage for sorting the bands and my wife Daniella who did so much work to make sure that the event could go ahead.”
It was like having a very nice beer garden in the sunshineSam Nundy, chairman of Spalding and District Round Table