Gosport music festival is big success

Sacha performing at the ''Springtide festival at Bay House School''''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150936-3)
Sacha performing at the ''Springtide festival at Bay House School''''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150936-3)
  • Springtide Festival, in Gosport, is a huge hit with visitors
  • Hundreds of music-lovers enjoyed the local and up-and-coming bands in the sunshine
  • The main stage and acoustic tent were popular along with the beer tent and games for the family
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MUSIC-LOVERS hailed a festival a big success.

Hundreds of people headed to Bay House School, in Gosport, to see up-and-coming bands at Springtide Festival.

The festival is in its third year and moved to the bigger venue, on Gomer Lane, to accommodate its popularity.

To Kill A King headlined the festival with other bands such as Racing Glacier and April Towers also performing on the Saturday.

Artists from the local area also performed including Destroy the Fleet, from Gosport, and The Arrivals, from Portsmouth.

Friends Vicky Walsh and Amy Ford, from Gosport, were looking forward to seeing Destroy the Fleet.

I have been before and this year is definitely the best one yet.

Angelo Bridger

Vicky, 37, said: ‘We enjoyed the festival. The set-up and layout was really beautiful and it is great they support local bands.

‘They promote original artists whereas some festivals have a lot of cover bands.’

Amy, 42, added: ‘I liked that it was family-friendly and we have so much talent in Gosport, it’s good to show it off.’

Other festival-goers also liked the fact Springtide supports artists from the local area.

Jacob Atkins, Angelo Bridger and Stuart Lovibond, all 21, from Gosport, enjoyed the day.

Angelo said: ‘I have been before and this year is definitely the best one yet. It has great bands and a great atmosphere.’

Jacob added: ‘The organiser Louis has outdone himself. It is a great festival.’

As well as the main stage and acoustic tent, the festival also had stalls, games for children, a Pimms and beer tent and a wood-stove pizza oven.

Organiser Louis Crowe said: ‘It has been great and the weather was perfect for it.

‘People seemed to have a good time and hopefully we can build on this year’s success.’