PICTURE SPECIAL: Rugby Music Festival hailed a great success

MHRA-18-08-12 Festival Aug20'Rugby Music Festival,held at Caldecott Park, Charlie Mucklow with her band  entertaining the crowd and people enjoying and Dancing to the music .
MHRA-18-08-12 Festival Aug20'Rugby Music Festival,held at Caldecott Park, Charlie Mucklow with her band entertaining the crowd and people enjoying and Dancing to the music .

THOUSANDS of Rugby music fans enjoyed plenty of fun in the sun at the 2012 Rugby Music Festival on Saturday.

The festival, which included 17 live acts, opened with Samba from Bateria Acid and went on to encompass everything from funk to heavy rock, soul to cool jazz vocal, and euro-pop to electronica.

Included was Maltese singer song-writer Sophie DeBattista who later tweeted ‘Fantastic time, well done on such a special event’.

Local favourites White Men Can’t Funk would have raised the roof if there had been one and Go Primitive played the event as their final gig.

The large and appreciative audience also gave a specially warm welcome to talented Birmingham singer Lucy Taylor, whose renditions of classics such a ‘Perfect’ and ‘Fever’ really captured the mood of the day.

The event was made possible by sponsors Asda (Rugby store) and local music company Ravine Music (www.ravinemusic.com). Ravine’s support reflects the claim on its website that it has ‘an unmatched passion for all things musical’.

David Head, the event organiser, said: “What a fantastic day, the acts, the audience, the weather and the atmosphere was everything we hoped. We owe loads of thanks but the big one is to the thousands of Rugby people that turned out to support and enjoy the event. Seeing the audience build was a real buzz.

“Already, because of the support we have had, we are thinking about RMF 2013 – in fact we are already looking for and talking to potential event sponsors and discussing possible headline acts”.

Rugby Music Festival raised money for charity on the day which will be split this year between supporting the 2013 event and a donation to the medical research charity RP Fighting Blindness. An announcement will be made about the amount raised early in September.

In the meantime anyone that was present and enjoyed the day but who didn’t make a donation at the time can please do so at http://tinyurl.com/RMF2012

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