Deerstock 2014 festival hits the high notes with a sell-out crowd
10:11am Mon Jul 28, 2014
Dehydration was the only concern for festival-goers attending Deerstock 2014 at the weekend at a new venue bathed in blazing sunshine.
Just like the enjoyment levels, the mercury in the thermometers was rising as a sell-out crowd of 500 attended the three-day festival which features some of the best unsigned acts in Nottinghamshire and beyond.

The event moved to fields at Newton cross country course - land owned by local farmers, the Fisher's, having outgrown the previous venue of a field behind a pub in East Bridgford.

The event proved so popular this year that tickets sold out two weekends before the event, most of those attending taking the opportunity to camp in what was a sea of tents.

Deerstock is a family-friendly boutique festival which is not-for-profit and raises money for charity. This year's good causes were Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

It is not yet known how much each good cause will benefit from the event which proved so popular that the lager ran dry at the pumps on Saturday afternoon.

The music was split over two stages. A stage for casual buskers and singers was added.

Friday’s band line-up was This Wicked Tongue, Stuck In 2nd, Leo And The Seraphim, Cadets, Parasite, Jamie Beau, UP, Paige Seabridge, Daniel Scott and DJ Adam Jay.

On Saturday, it was the turn Doggen All Star Band with Rev Hammer, The Bar Steward, Sons Of Val Doonican, The Bedroom Hour, These Skies, Karl & The Marx Brothers, The Swiines, The Shanklins, 94 Gunships, Maelor Hughes, Steve McGill, Adam Leeson, Star Botherers, Jon Gibbons, Jake Smallbones, Kt Ana and Tara Milward.

Magician Roy Bond performed.

Sunday saw Ferocious Dog, Def Digby, Blackballed, The Gorgeous Chans, Lauren Faith, Luxury Stranger, Lois; Little Giants, Hardback Fiction, Blue Vulture, April Towers, Lee Gough, Shanks’ Pony, Roy Stone, Mia and the Moon, Brad Dear, Black Lodge, Chris Raynor Jackson and Ilea Cavner.

There was a supervised crèche with face-painting, circus skills workshop, craft area and storytelling.

Stalls include clothing and jewellery.

Locally-sourced food was on offer.

Organiser Jed Southgate said: "We achieved a sell out crowd of 500 over the weekend in a beautiful new venue.

"Thanks to the Advertiser for the continuing support."

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