Poor weather cut the crowds at this year’s Snettfest but organisers still hailed the two-day musical extravaganza a great success.
The tail end of Hurricane Bertha caused a sudden drop in temperature on Sunday and hit attendances at Park Field in Snettisham.
Secretary, Suzanne Everingham said: “Sadly, due to the threatened weather conditions, attendance was not what we had hoped for.
“We had an excellent first day but numbers were down on the second.”
But for the enthusiasts who did turn up there was plenty to enjoy. On Saturday evening Lynn band Hush, Norwich rockers Tattooed Lies and soul act Tone Needles were joined by Dersingham’s Genuine Fake, Best Youth Band competition winners last year.
On Sunday afternoon, the Cocktail Jazz Band and the Nene Valley Jazz Men proved very popular.
But Sunday evening was for the stout-hearted. The sudden drop in temperature meant that winter woollies were the order of the day for the faithful whose bravery was amply rewarded with tip-top performances by Lynn’s acoustic rock’n’roller Goz Unplugged, Peterborough-based reggae act Zeb Rootz and 80s tribute act Wildboys.
“Every band came and they were all very good and we enjoyed them thoroughly,” said Ms Everingham.
But the threat rather than the arrival of Hurricane Bertha meant that the event ran at a loss.
Chairman, David Bocking, said: “It was so disappointing for everybody. It’s a shame as everyone put in so much hard work to make it a success and I do thank the committee for their hard work.”