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Bingley Music comes a-live - and it's a real scream!
And with bands like Chic, Primal Scream and Human League playing, the park became the place to be for revellers of all ages.
Organised by Bradford Council, the festival prides itself on providing something for everyone, and this year was no exception, with young families rubbing shoulders with seasoned festival goers.
On Friday around 13,000 people turned out for the first day to see Human League, the synth pop legends who have sold over 20 million albums in their lengthy career.
Then on Saturday almost 15,000 people – a near sell-out – enjoyed the eclectic mix of bands playing on the second night.
Headliners Primal Scream played a set packed with hits from their long career, and an incredible light show backed up their headline slot which must go down as one of the most popular in the festival’s history. Hands were raised for hits such as Country Girl and Moving On Up.
Hitting the main stage before them were re-formed rockers The Fratellis, who had the crowd partying with their jaunty feel good tunes. Their mega hit Chelsea Dagger was probably the best received song of the weekend.
But what Saturday may be most remembered for is the last performance of Wilko Johnson. The former Dr Feelgood guitarist announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and had confirmed his performance yesterday would be his final one.
A windy Sunday was topped by Disco pioneers Chic, who along with founder member and top producer Nile Rodgers, belted out some of the 70s biggest selling songs such as Le Freak and Good Times.
The Cribs provided some indie swagger, while queen of dubstep Katy B made sure people were still dancing three days into the festivities.
David Shepherd, 30, from Leeds was enjoying his third year visiting the festival. He said: “I hope we get good weather, not that it will matter too much. Neville Staple from The Specials has been the best so far.”
Kris Hutchinson, 31, came from Wallasey after hearing about the festival from a friend. He said: “I’ve really enjoyed it – it was nice to see both stages. There has been some great bands and a really good mix. The Electric Swing Circus were a joy.”
Phil Barker, one of the organisers and assistant director for sport and leisure at Bradford Council, said: “Things have been really positive this year. There have been a lot more people buying tickets on the door than in previous years. There have been lots of families – the people running the play area say its the busiest they’ve ever seen it.
“Human League were fantastic and Tinchy Stryder was great at engaging with the audience.”
He said audience surveys showed over half of the crowd had returned after coming the previous year.
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