Welliestock 2016 organiser Huw Weston said he was ‘very pleased’ with the success of the festival which ended late on Saturday.
With all tickets sold shortly after going on sale earlier this year the popularity of the event – the third Welliestock – was guaranteed and the organisers’ vision of providing ‘a music event for our community showcasing some of the finest talent in and around the area’ was realised once again.
Fine weather except for a brief shower in the morning allowed families and friends to gather in the grounds of Wellesley Park School in sunshine from midday and with food, drink and craft stalls and bouncy castles for children there was something for everyone to enjoy alongside fine music on two stages.
The organisers had put together a line-up to include a range of musical styles – bands, groups and solo performers – to deliver hours of pleasure across the audience’s age range.
As well as 18 acts – including headliners Named and Shamed – sound and light technicians provided stunningly accomplished and professional backing to create a vibrant, exciting entertainment of the highest quality and drew packed crowds to the main venue to enjoy the finale.
This event takes months of planning, all of it leading to faultless organisation. The whole team should be congratulated for its success in both administration and introducing live music to a local audience which could well include the musicians of tomorrow.