Brenstock 2017, the second festival to be held, was staged on Saturday 15th July at the Village Hall and grounds, and was bigger and even better than last year. The event was a sell-out, over 400 people attending. Over £2000 was made by the event, which goes to help maintain Brentor Village Hall as a major resource for the local community and to provide a fund for future Brenstocks.
Two marquees housed an acoustic stage and main stage and there was non-stop music from 1.00pm until 11.30pm. Despite the wet weather everyone had a great time and the band lineup was superb…..
On the main stage….
FoXXy & The Sinners – Rufus Stoned – The Kingstons – The Advocates – All Bar One – The Band With No Name – Fireblockers
The festival relies on its volunteers for its organisation and for help on the day for such things as stewarding, catering and decorations for the marquees. The sound and lighting systems were also run by volunteers.
Here’s the Official Brenstock T-Shirt! Only a few are left and are for sale for £7.50 from Colin on 811079.
Brenstock 2016 was also a sell-out, with over 250 visitors to coming to Brentor’s first-ever music festival. The weather was kind, the food was good and the Castle Inn provided an excellent licenced bar. All the music acts were superb, from solo singers to the headlining Fireblockers. The village hall and marquees were decorated in a riot of colour and in the evening the dance floor was packed as the festival reached its climax.
Thanks have to go to Dom Carnell and the Brenstock organising committee for all their hard work, and to the volunteers who helped throughout the day to make the event a safe and enjoyable one for all the visitors. Over £1,000 was made which goes to the Village Hall.
Contact Dom Carnell on 810425 if you are interested in finding out how to perform at Brenstock or wish to help with future events.