Live ‘Eath rocks in the sunshine

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Several bands performed to a sun-drenched crowd at the 2013 Live ‘Eath festival.

Well over 1,000 attended and around £2,000 was raised for Ravenscliffe High School, Halifax.

Live 'Eath music festival at West Vale.

Live 'Eath music festival at West Vale.

Organiser Jim Farrell said it was a great family day out.

“A really superb day and everything we wanted it to be with social interaction,” he said.

“At the end we were all dancing - wheelchairs and everyone - it was brilliant.”

Live ‘Eath grew from Spudstock which started in the mid-90s and the event has now been revived and relocated at Heath RUFC.

“It has mushroomed from there and festivals now seem to be a modern-day thing and we are grateful for the support from the people of Calderdale.

“We had a good selection of top local bands and it’s not all about raising money but doing things together.”

The headline act was the indie pop band The Crookes, of Sheffield.

Compere Chris Murgatroyd kept the event running smoothly and there was a guest appearance from young musician Chloe-Beth Hamer.

Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College caters for children with a wide range of educational needs.