Worthenbury Festival 2010

Posted on: Sunday, Jul 4, 2010

At lunchtime I returned from my overnight camp at the Worthenbury Festival.  Now that I am full of bacon and eggs I can mention briefly just what a great success the event was.  The music, the atmosphere, food, drink and weather.  A great day was had by all.

Well done to the organisers and the many, many helpers.  Thanks.

A full review to follow in the coming days.



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Ken

July 4th, 2010 at 14:29
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Billy taking some essential medicine.

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Ken

July 4th, 2010 at 14:31
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Tell you what though – it’s posh in Worthenbury – they don’t have potholes, they have cavities. (c) Martin 2010

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Ken

July 4th, 2010 at 14:31
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Martin is ready and waiting for next year.

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Ken

July 4th, 2010 at 14:33
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View from the stage. They were dancing when we started – I just forgot to get my camera out again.

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Ken

July 4th, 2010 at 14:33
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Late night revellers enjoying the Cadillac Kings and the long shadows.

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Grahame

July 4th, 2010 at 18:16
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Quality pics . . . thanks to all who made it possible . . . they even fixed the weather.

What legends the likes of Billy Cross, and the double act of Paul and Martin are . . . and our mate Tony was on customary well hammered form!

The tightening up of the arena definitely made a difference to the atmosphere . . well done guys!

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Pete Evans

July 4th, 2010 at 21:24
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God- I’m knackered – but it was worth it.

People just did not stop coming with more present by 3.15 than there is usually in after the start of the evening session. The landowner Michael Brownrigg was brilliant and realising that the campsite was near full with more campers arriving, he jumped on his JCB and just took out 3 fencepoles and opened up another overflow carpark!

Everything went really smoothly and better than last year with more than enough loos and more importantly, the last barrel of real ale was drained at about 11.20!

I was pleased with the bands as well with 5 brand new acts to the festival and to the area (6 if you count Sean Webster’s stand in)and all really performed superbly.

Final note… whilst we raved over our weekend in Linton, Martin (Linton Festival organiser) who was at Worthenbury again yesterday said that our festival yesterday was what he hoped to aspire to at Linton. Bloody hell Martin… if Worthenbury was half as good as Linton, I’d be absolutely thrilled. Thanks for the praise mate.Bring on next year.

PS Forgot to mention that Neil and Phil from the Arkansas Delta Blues Society in Jonesboro Arkansas were at the festival with their partners – fantastic to see them. The BITNW away team meet up with them at The King Biscuit Festival every October and they said then that they would come to our festival this year – and they did – fantastic effort lads.

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andizoo

July 5th, 2010 at 09:36
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What a fantatsic day. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to play, one of the most memorable gigs to date. Sun, great music and booze…doesn’t get much better but I’m still paying for it now…ouch!

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big bad bob

July 5th, 2010 at 19:18
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Absolutely superb day, bands great, beer great, weather great, what more could you want.
Also, the new position for the stage was much better, really built a good atmosphere up straight from the off.

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Ken

July 5th, 2010 at 19:22
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In the interest of international relations I’d just like to say that the bluesinthenorthwest and Worthenbury away team will be repaying the favour to the Jonesboro boys again this year.

It’s a dirty job…..

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Ken

July 5th, 2010 at 19:24
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Yep! to big bad bob. Great field layout – much improved.

I know why the Linton Away Team enjoy Worthenbury so much – it’s because they are not the organisers and can kick back and relax.

Looking at the Worthenbury organisers – it’s damned hard work.