Rocking out at music festival to boost Bridlington lifeboat

The Bridlington Rocks festival.

The Bridlington Rocks festival.

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BRIDLINGTON has been rocking to live music to help raise funds for the town’s lifeboat.

A wide array of local musicians took to the stage over the weekend to perform at Brid Rocks, an annual open air event held at Bridlington Sports and Community Centre, Dukes Park.

Karl Bates, Abbi Harrison, 7, Zack Bates, 9, Linda Harrison and Kara Harrison, 11, at the Bridlington Rocks festival.

Karl Bates, Abbi Harrison, 7, Zack Bates, 9, Linda Harrison and Kara Harrison, 11, at the Bridlington Rocks festival.

This year there was more emphasis placed on family fun with craft stalls, children’s rides, a Punch and Judy show, face painting and a classic car display.

Bands on this year’s line up included Alice in Thunderland, Dylanesque, Children of the Mist, Renegade, Generator 3, Crypticage, Edge of 13, Ravenage, Stray Scene, Voodoo Stripe, First Principle, Izen Grade, Pandemonium and Loose Covers.

There were also performances from Ben Parcell, Rebecca Arundel, Pete Bolton and many more.

Anne Hunter, BSCC secretary, said: “The weather was kinder to us this year and despite the threat of rain we avoided it all weekend.

“The music was an eclectic mix with local performers performing to an absolutely fantastic standard.

“Everyone that attended would agree that the music was first class and thoroughly entertaining.”

Organisers have thanked all the performers, stage crew, volunteers and staff at Bridlington Sports and Community Club as well as East Riding Events who helped to sponsor the event.

“Most importantly a huge thank you must go to Chris Shields of Boogie Woogies, whose brainchild this festival was three years ago and without whose hard work none of this would have happened,” Anne said.

The festival was held in aid of the RNLI Bridlington Lifeboat and at the time of going to press it was not yet known how much had been raised.