Friday, 27 July 2018
Banbury’s first-ever music festival on Friday was a rock spectacular that had fans dancing in the street.
The town’s Market Place was jumping to the sounds of five great bands – all local, all loud and all action.
A huge crowd stayed until late and generated a ‘let’s have a party’ atmosphere.
The free-entry event was organised by Banbury Town Council and sponsored by the Banbury BID project.
There could be more of the same next year.
Mayor Shaida Hussain said: “It was a great night. There was a fantastic turnout of people – young and old – and everyone, me included, had a really good time.
“Everywhere I went, people were moving to the music and the expressions on their faces told me they were having fun.
“I think the success of this event means the council will almost certainly organise something similar next year.
The bands were booked by Banbury FM’s Bob Dainty. He said: “The music mix was just about right and I think we had the right bands for the right
The line-up included
- The SKAlectrics
- Dave Arrowsmith Band
- Neva Mynd
- Til Dawn
Refreshment stalls provided snacks and drinks and town centre pubs were open for business.