2013 Glaston-Bury event ‘was best and biggest’
BURY reverberated to the sound of music on Bank Holiday Monday as the town’s latest annual rock extravaganza lived up to its billing as the best and biggest to date. Around 2,500 music lovers from the area and beyond flocked to the town to witness the sixth annual Glaston-Bury music festival.
Since it was launched in 2008, the popular event has raised in excess of £40,000 for Bury Hospice.
On Monday, more than 100 acts performed on 13 stages at 12 venues throughout the town between noon and midnight.
The Met in Bury featured two stages for acts and the remaining 11 venues that attracted the crowds were The Blind Tiger, Wyldes, The Two Tubs, Brambles, Art Picture House, Molloys, Pics Bar, The Elizabethan Suite, Bar 101, U Bar and Pizza Pioneer.
There was music of various genres to suit all tastes. This year’s line-up featured a number of rock luminaries such as guitar legend Aziz Ibrahim, who played with Stone Roses and Ian Brown, 1990’s Hacienda rave act Together and Megadeth UK, who headlined the tribute stage.
Also performing were Crispy Ambulance, who reformed specially for a one-off gig.
Glaston-Bury organiser Chris Buckley was upbeat about the success of the latest event. “Everything went really well and it was like a busy Saturday night in Bury,” he said.
“Everywhere was absolutely packed and the bars were full of people. We wanted the weather to be nice, but not too nice in case it put people off from attending and who would rather have been in the garden or at a barbecue. But we needn’t have worried. The whole event was absolutely brilliant.
“We said it would be bigger and better every year. This time around, we had 2,500 people attending which is our best attendance to date. And people also came to Bury from much further afield.”
Among those attending was the Mayor of Bury, Cllr Sharon Briggs.
It is not known as yet how much money this year’s event has raised for Bury Hospice.
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