Forget Woodstock...this is Witchstock!

PUBLISHED: 11:07 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:50 04 May 2010

FIRST-EVER GIG: Still Not Around’s Sam Peckham, Sheridan Mead and Ben Pauley opened Witchstock.

FIRST-EVER GIG: Still Not Around's Sam Peckham, Sheridan Mead and Ben Pauley opened Witchstock.

BANDS from the local scene were rocking Witchford last Saturday as part of the second Witchstock Festival. The free all-day gig, on the playing field at Bedwell Hey Lane, saw groups from across the musical spectrum performing on two stages as part of the

BEAT COMBO : The Strays – Daniel Rutterford, Ian Peacock, Gareth Cox and Andy Dunlop. Photos: HELEN DRAKE

BANDS from the local scene were rocking Witchford last Saturday as part of the second Witchstock Festival.

The free all-day gig, on the playing field at Bedwell Hey Lane, saw groups from across the musical spectrum performing on two stages as part of the One Week Witchford event.

Still Not Around were first to take to the stage - playing their first ever gig - while the event was headlined by female-fronted rockers The Elements.

In between, the likes of Error 404, Synopsis, The Strays and 5-Minute Warning all belted out the numbers.

For those with slightly different tastes, a Britney Spears impersonator strutted her stuff and there was a performance by maypole dancers from the village's Rackham School.

There was a bar on site to quench thirst and an all-day barbecue was provided by the Friends of Rackham School.

A funfair was in full swing for the youngsters and local radio station Star FM were also in attendance. The day was finished off with a firework display.

Paul Mead, of the Witchford Village Society, who organised the event, said: "It was a great family day out and we had about 1,200 people there.

"There was no hassle and the input of the bands was fantastic - they all gave their time for free."

Money raised from the event will go to the chosen charities of the 22 interested groups who took part in One Week Witchford.

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