Hundreds enjoy Spondon Festival of Music

27 June 2022

Live music, dance and other entertainment attracted the crowds on Saturday 25th June at the Spondon Festival of Music.

The free event was centred around the Village Hall car park with other activities and entertainment also happening in Spondon for people to enjoy.

The crowds enjoyed the sunshine - and also braved the occasional short, sharp downpour of rain - while listening to a variety of live music performances from different local bands and artists. The live music ran from noon until 6.30pm, with the event getting progressively busier throughout the day and many people staying from start to finish to enjoy the whole event.

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The festival atmosphere was added to by a bus bar serving drinks and lots of great food being available from the Scouts' BBQ, strawberries and cream from the George Simnett team, an artisan BBQ from Porky Peaks and Bluebells ice cream.

Other stalls at the event were fundraising in aid of two local charities - the Spondon branch of the Royal British Legion and Derby's Autistic Fundraising Group - with all other proceeds from the event also going to the two organisations.

Elsewhere in the village, there was an exhibition of artwork from West Park students in the Village Hall while Spondon Scout Hut hosted circus skills, baby yoga and face painting. Spondon Liberal Club play host to the Derby Hospital Band in the club's outdoor marquee, The Hoptimist laid on a special festival ale and Pat-A-Cake produced a special cupcake just for the event too.

The Spondon Festival of Music event first took place in 2019 and was intended to become an annual event until COVID prevents the festival from running in 2020 and 2021. The success of 2022's event though hopefully gets things back on track and means we can look forward to more of the year in the years to come. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/spondonfestival for any news on next year's event.