MUSIC lovers braved a day of showers to enjoy Silsden’s own mini Glastonbury yesterday.

The first ever Northern Lights festival took place in a marquee on the Riverside Fields.

Bands in the line-up included The Sheratons, The Escapades, Callum Spencer and tribute bands The Total Stone Roses, R.E.M. by Stipe and New 2.

One of the organisers, Silsden town councillor Karen Conway, said: “It was absolutely amazing. The weather picked up at about 3pm. We had 800 to 900 people in and everybody loved it.

"It's just unfortunate we have to tidy it up this morning, we're knackered!

“It was a successful event, it was really good. Everybody loved it and nothing went wrong.

“There were a few problems with teenagers, but security were fantastic.”

Profits from the event will be going towards the So Sally Can Wait appeal. Mum-of-four Sally Major, who lived in the village, lost a battle against bowel cancer last month aged just 33 after fighting the disease in a private clinic near Stuttgart.

The amount being raised is still being totted up by the festival organisers.