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Halifax felt the festival vibes in a Shantstock Live music marathon with performances from a host of artists.

In an outdoor concert at The Shant pub, Holmfield, crowds were entertained by local bands and soloists in a 12-hour music session.

Crowds enjoyed performances by Bite the Bullet, Jacob Crawshaw, Roger Davies, 32:20, Jess Thristan and band, Tempus, The Sounds of Motor City, The Tall Trees, Alley Gator, Dave Gaunt, Dwayne Jones, Jake Smallbones and Reight Twang in a festival organised by Jake Smallbones and Dwayne Jones.

The Shant pub landlord and landlady Paul and Rhani Moran said the festival is something they wanted to bring back to the pub after taking over in October last year.

Rhani said: “Shantstock pulled in old and new customers who haven’t seen the pub since it was totally refurbished, last year.

“It was a fantastic event - me and the staff, who were fantastic, missed a lot of it as we were that busy serving - it was great for business. It’s something we’ll have on again next year - thanks to Jake.”

Organiser Jake Smallbones said: “It went smoothly - it took a lot of planning to organise but well worth it - we definitely want to keep it going from the success we enjoyed.”

Halifax’s Casa Coffee and Deli kept punters well fed throughout the day.

In an outdoor concert at The Shant pub, Holmfield, crowds were entertained by local bands and soloists in a 12 hour music session.

Shanstock Live 2014 festival at The Shant pub, Halifax. Pictures by Philip Whitehead, Filtography

Shanstock Live 2014 festival at The Shant pub, Halifax. Pictures by Philip Whitehead, Filtography

Crowds enjoyed performances by Bite the Bullet, Jacob Crawshaw, Roger Davies, 32:20, Jess Thristan and band, Tempus, The Sounds of Motor City, The Tall Trees, Alley Gator, Dave Gaunt, Dwayne Jones, Jake Smallbones and Reight Twang in a festival organised by Jake Smallbones and Dwayne Jones.

The Shant pub landlord and landlady Paul and Rhani Moran said the festival is something they wanted to bring back to the pub after taking over in October last year.

Rhani said: “Shantstock pulled in old and new customers who haven’t seen the pub since it was totally refurbished, last year.

“It was a fantastic event - me and the staff, who were fantastic, missed a lot of it as we were that busy serving - it was great for business. It’s something we’ll have on again next year - thanks to Jake.”

Organiser Jake Smallbones said: “It went smoothly - it took a lot of planning to organise but well worth it - we definitely want to keep it going from the success we enjoyed.”

Halifax’s Casa Coffee and Deli kept punters well fed throughout the day.