Hundreds enjoy day of music festival fun

NILABE110917e1, MFN shipley gate, New Disorder musical festival. Archie and Jamie shaw.
NILABE110917e1, MFN shipley gate, New Disorder musical festival. Archie and Jamie shaw.

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Shipley rock venue MFN at the weekend to rock out at a charity festival.

The event which took place all day on Saturday raised £1,800 for the charity RACP, Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse.

NILABE110917e2, MFN shipley gate, New Disorder musical festival. band art of deception.

NILABE110917e2, MFN shipley gate, New Disorder musical festival. band art of deception.

Organiser Tracy Holland said: “It was phenomenal, absolutely brilliant.

“Everyone had such a good time, the bands were amazing, the crowds were amazing, the stall holders had a great time and the entertainers were fantastic.

“There was so many people there and they were all saying how brilliant it was.”

Bands including Evil Scarecrow, Toxic Federation, Imperial Circus, JD & The FDC’s and Grand Ultra performed all day on stage.

NILABE110917e3, MFN shipley gate, New Disorder musical festival. Black pig border morris group.

NILABE110917e3, MFN shipley gate, New Disorder musical festival. Black pig border morris group.

Some festival-goers pitched their tent and stayed over at the Shipley Gate site.

Activities including exotic animal handling and Reiki massage were also on offer, while Morris and folk dancing from The Black Pigs, glass and fire walking, stilt walking and living statues also kept the crowds entertained.

Tracy added: “There was something for everyone and there was a great atmosphere.

“We were busy right from the start of the day, there were already more than one hundred in the gate and watching the first band which isn’t always the way at all day events.”

Organisers say there will be definitely be another festival next year following this year’s success.

Tracy said: “We’re already thinking about next year’s event and can’t wait for it to come around after everyone enjoyed it so much.”