Hundreds of people packed into a Sheffield pub for the ‘biggest ever’ event held as part of a family’s campaign for justice.
Matt Fest, at The Birley Hotel in Frecheville, featured a full day of live music and entertainment on Saturday.
It was organised as part of the campaign to see see justice done over the death of Matthew Cryer, who died in Greece on his first holiday abroad without his parents, aged 17.
Matt’s dad David Cryer, said: “It was an absolutely brilliant day.
“It was bouncing with people, I’d guess we had between 1,500 and 2,000 people there.
“There were some really good bands and we also had an auction which raised a lot of money.It was the biggest and best ever Matt Fest.
“We must have raised a couple of thousand pounds.
“We are already planning next year’s event which will be even bigger.”
Matthew grew up in Frecheville and Killamarsh.
He was on the Greek island of Zante in July 2008 when he died outside the Cocktail and Dreams nightclub in Laganas.
Relatives have been fighting for justice since a Chesterfield inquest ruled Matt was unlawfully killed after being beaten and pushed down a flight of stairs by bouncers.
The Star has backed the campaign.
Money will help fund the battle, which has been plagued by delays in the Greek legal system although a local solicitor was recently appointed.
David thanked The Birley and owners Mitchells and Butlers.