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Rain fails to dampen spirits for Rollestonbury revellers

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 14, 2014

  • 12/07/14 Rollestonbury - Station Road, Rolleston Annual Music Festival' at the Scout Hut in Rolleston..

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CROWDS gathered at the scout hut in Rolleston this weekend as they enjoyed music and entertainment at the annual Rollestonbury event.

Around 1,650 people headed to the Station Road site from the village and its surrounding areas to soak up the party atmosphere.

DJ Adrian Bates opened proceedings with his set, before One Stop Boogie took to the stage to entertain the masses, who danced along despite the rain which came later in the evening.

The undisputed highlight of the evening came with a fireworks display by Pyrotex, which lit up the village sky late in the evening, leaving people ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’.

Group scout leader Graham Jacks told the Mail: “The only issue we had was the rain. Some people left when it started, but it was very few, and when the music was on the whole place was bouncing. We had a great night.

“There was no trouble at all on site.

“Thanks to all the team that support me, especially my girls, as they don’t see me for about three weeks while this is going on. It was a hard push for everyone involved.”

Proceeds from the event will go towards group funds, with 10 per cent going to St Giles Hospice.

Planning is already under way for next year’s event, and organisers are looking for suggestion as to what people want to see there.

Search Rollestonbury on Facebook to put thoughts forward.

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