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Bank holiday fun at events across the district
A motorbike rally, rock music, street performers, and a village fair entertained crowds across the district over the Bank Holiday weekend.
A three-day music festival in Great Horton was headlined by band Laika Dog, fronted by Bradford rocker Tony Wright, who rose to fame with Terrorvision in the 1990s.
The Boar Fest event, in aid of Help for Heroes, featured music from more than 20 acts including Derby-based band Thee Deadtime Philharmonic and Bradford group Ben Peel and The Wool City Folk Club.
Live music was also played in the city centre on Saturday by street entertainers including rock and grunge band One Day Remains in New Market Place and acoustic guitar player and singer Paul Hennessy in Darley Street. Folk singer Roger Davies performed to shoppers in Northgate.
Bands including tribute act The Stones and Big Day played outside the village’s Malt Shovel pub and the event also included stalls selling Harley parts, patches for bikers and leather seats and saddlebags.
Riders travelled from as far as Holland, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Ireland for the event.
A community fun day was held in Wilsden yesterday in place of the village’s annual gala, which was cancelled in July due to a lack of volunteers.
Organised by Wilsden Cricket Club, the event at its Haworth Road ground included wet sponge throwing, archery, pony rides, face painting and book, cake and jewellery stalls, plus a parents versus children cricket match.
Organiser Jo Churchyard said: “About 100 people have come. Because it’s been so successful we will probably hold it again next year.”
All proceeds from the event will go to village hall fund.
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