A debut charity music festival has been hailed a great success after raising more than £1,700 and attracting 360 visitors.
Music lovers and families enjoyed a perfect summer’s afternoon listening to a host of bands and musicians when the Home Festival was staged in Mundford on Saturday.
The event was the brainchild of mother-of-two and yoga teacher Helen Shepherd, who was inspired to organise the event in aid of the St Martin’s Housing Trust after meeting a homeless man last year.
She said: “The day went brilliantly well, a perfect chilled, family day out, just what I had hoped for. The bands were all fantastic and the day just had such a good vibe about it. Now I have the practice, one under my belt, I am ready to do more.”
The festival saw a number of local bands and musicians performing including Kings and Crows, Light Parades, 28 Boulevard, Freya Roy, Movements, The Sharps, John McKay and Lil John Wayne, as well as London musicians Eva Abraham, Jamie Regan and DJ Machino-Lil.
There were also athletics and archery workshops for children, stalls, arts and crafts and refreshments.