THOUSANDS flocked to Woolbeding for this year’s eagerly-anticipated Festival in the Park.
Dozens of eclectic acts graced the stage at the National Trust Woolbeding Parkland over the weekend.
Organiser Simon Goodale was thrilled with the amazing turn-out. “It was a great success for an inaugural event.
“People travelled from all over the country, attracted by top-quality music and affordable ticket prices, and we had an audience of more than 2,000 people – a happy mix of locals and visitors from all over the country.
“There were brilliant energetic performances by Ed Goodale supported by Daisy Trail and festival circuit favourites 3 Daft Monkeys (who finished in twilight) with a highlight for a lot of people being The Outcast Band.
“Traders were also well supported and Langham’s Brewery had to frequently restock the bar!”
Also there to showcase her talent on the day was Sussex singer annaJo, who performed the charity single, Breathe with Me, which was played on a loop in between acts.
The result of a six-month project by group Together We Fight (TWF), the song describes the difficulties of living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) – as annaJo is a sufferer.
AnnaJo said: “Thanks to the Midhurst festival and everyone there for helping us raise awareness and funds for CF Trust, the support will mean so much to the CF community.”
For details about the group and its cause, go to www.breathewithme.info
Simon, of marketing and management company Heard and Seen, added: “We are delighted with the reception we have received to Festival in the Park, everyone had a great time, the music was outstanding and we succeeded in our aim of showcasing our wonderful corner of England to many new visitors.
“I would particularly like to thank the team at National Trust Woolbeding Parkland for their support of the festival – will we do it again, watch this space!”