Sun and great sounds at Sodfest

June 10 2019
Sun and great sounds at Sodfest

THE sun shone on Sodfest, one of the few events of June to get any decent weather.

And it brought out record crowds, with more than 1,000 people attending and even the first act on stage getting a good audience.

The one-day music festival in aid of Chipping Sodbury Town Football Club showcased a wide range of musical styles.

Sodfest crowd

A Little Mix Tribute band got all age ranges dancing and singing, Owen Paul went down a treat, and the highlight was The Specials frontman Neville Staple, performing with his own band. Elles Bailey, a singer born in the town, was also there performing American Roots music. As it got dark there was a Queen tribute act and the evening finished with a rock and roll party.

Sodfest rock

Keith Hatherell, chairman of the small committee which runs the event, said: “We’re looking to make some money for the club but it’s good for the local community, and Chipping Sodbury have an up and coming football team, 6 or 7 steps away from the league, which isn’t that far if you have the money to get the right players.”

Sodfest expects to be back next year.

All pictures: B.East Photography