In tune with cool sounds of summer

Dronfield St John's Band.
Dronfield St John's Band.
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EVERYTHING was in tune for one of the highlights of the north Derbyshire summer – the annual Dronfield Charity Music Festival.

Organisers rated the day a huge success with entertainment to suit all tastes.

The programme ranged from male barbershop choir the Hallmark of Harmony and the St John’s Ambulance Marching Band to heavy rock from Stonerun and the Hope Explosion.

Other attractions included Ruberlaris, the Canyon, the Julian Jones Band and the Anything Goes Orchestra, while a band from Leicester the Boobytraps were a particular hit with the crowd.

The outdoor show was brought to a close with a set from a band called Arizona.

Meanwhile, the acoustic stage was as popular as ever with Charlie Barker, Julia McInally and Flow and the Coachmen pleasing the crowd. Also on the bill were Gary J Armstrong, Aussie Dave Gander, local band Feelix and finishing the show, Dronfield’s very own Junk Yard Dog.

A spokesman for the event said the proceeds were expected to reach around £4,200, which would be shared among the St John Ambulance Brigade, the Dronfield Cardio Club and Sincere Support,

“We will also be making small donations to a series of other local charities and youth groups,” he added.