Hundreds at Woodstock Live

Gerard Hall enjoys the music with his daughters Lily, nine, left, and six-year-old Elsa

Gerard Hall enjoys the music with his daughters Lily, nine, left, and six-year-old Elsa

First published in News

THIS year’s Woodstock Live has been declared the best yet, with a record attendance.

A total of 19 bands performed on an outdoor stage in Market Place, with profits from a bar helping to cover the costs of the free music festival.

Organiser Chris Baylis said the final acts on Sunday attracted between 800 and 900 spectators.

He said: “It was a really good year, the best one for us yet. There were loads of people watching.

“We even had a couple who had been coming for the last four years, who became engaged to be married at this year’s festival, so that was another lovely story.”

Singer Georgia Higgins ,of The Village Idiots, who performed on Saturday, said the atmosphere had been “lovely”.

Oxford Mail:

Georgia Higgins, left, and Darcy Rak, of The Village Idiots, from Stonesfield

The 50-year-old, from Stonesfield, said: “There were people of all ages there, from toddlers in the front, to teenagers and older people. It was a lovely atmosphere.”

One of the band’s fans was Gerard Hall, who listened to them perform with his daughters Lily, nine, and six-year-old Elsa.

The doctor, from Combe, said: “The children were dancing for the first time in public rather than in front of the mirror. We’ve been to the festival for a few years – it’s always a great event.”

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.



Our top stories

Oxford webcam hacked by Russian site

Oxford Mail:

3:20pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A BACK garden in Oxford would appear to have been one of hundreds of webcams in the UK hacked by a Russian website.

Curzon cinema and Michael Kors fashion store unveiled for new Westgate

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

A FIVE-screen cinema and designer fashion outlet have been revealed as the latest two big name tenants for the redeveloped Westgate Shopping Centre.

Update: Two lanes shut on M40 after vehicle fire

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

12:38pm Thursday 20th November 2014

TWO lanes were closed on the M40 following a vehicle fire and diesel spill.

'Dangerous' Finstock teenager who sexually abused seven girls is jailed for 10 years

Oxford Mail:

11:53am Thursday 20th November 2014

A TEENAGER who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing seven girls has today been branded "dangerous" and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Cash and cigarettes stolen from Oxford newsagent

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:02am Thursday 20th November 2014

CASH and a large amount of cigarettes were stolen from a shop in Woodstock Road yesterday morning.

Have you seen missing teenage girl Millie Lee from Witney?

Oxford Mail:

10:38am Thursday 20th November 2014

AN 18-year-old girl from Witney who has been missing for almost 24 hours is being sought by police.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree