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A record crowd turned out to enjoy more than 20 different music acts during the sixth annual Lubstock festival last week.

The event is held in the grounds of Thorpe Lubenham Hall by kind permission of the hall’s owners Sir Bruce and Lady Caroline MacPhail.

It ran from Friday until Sunday and saw about 700 people buy tickets – which is a festival record.

Bands on Friday night included Gray Horse, Axel Loughrey, Some Velvet Morning, The Mispers and headliners The Doppler Shift.

Saturday’s headliners were To Kill a King and the rest of the weekend’s acts included Lucinda & the Fox, The Mudflappers, The Higher Planes, The Buriers, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Theodore, Yossarian and Béla Takes Chase.

The dance tent on Saturday was headlined by Macpherson, resident DJ at the Fabric club in London, and who recently played at Glastonbury.

A new stage was introduced this year – The John McHugh Lakeside Stage – which ran several acoustic sets from the likes of Nick & the Machine and Joe Ross, lead singer from The Doppler Shift.

One of the main goals of Lubstock is to introduce live music to young people.

It is designed to be child-friendly with an area specifically for people with children.

The Harborough-based Room for Music group also arranged a line-up of district youngsters who took to the stage on Saturday afternoon.

Kate Cazenove, who runs the event with Alex MacPhail, said: “We were so thrilled we had so many people from Lubenham and Harborough.

“It’s great to have such support from the locals. We were told by so many over the weekend that this is a date they have in their diaries every year.”

Jamie Romain, from band The Buriers, said: “What a wonderful festival – we wanted to thank you all for the most fantastic weekend. We were festival and camping virgins and are planning a return already.”




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