MUSIC lovers of all ages from across the country descended on Kelsall at the weekend for Chester’s Folk Festival.
The three-day extravaganza, held at Kelsall Green, behind the Morris Dancer pub on Chester Road, attracted around 50 bands and performers.
Headline act Lau, from Scotland, wowed the crowds on Sunday and showed why they were voted best group in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for the second year running.
The campsites were sold out while many revellers took advantage of the single-day tickets to enjoy the many attractions, stalls, activities and workshops.
Kelsall Green’s fundraising committee also reported the festival as being a huge success as more than £600 was collected on the cake stall over two days – the equivalent of 100 slices an hour.
The money will go towards the £10,000 needed this year to provide Kelsall’s six-14 age group with play equipment.
Chair of the fundraising committee Tara Edelman said: “Those who helped sell or spent some time at the stall delivering or buying cakes will attest that it was a fun event and a very successful fundraiser. ŠOne of the Folk Festival campers told us ‘the cake stall is the highlight of the folk festival!’
I say it all the time, but this is a wonderful way to get to know your fellow Kelsall residents.ŠKelsall Green has not only become a lovely village centre, but it's provided a great opportunity for people from all over the village to have fun together creating an amazing facility for people of all ages.”