First time festival is awash with music

White Rose Festival in aid of Help for Heroes at Haighcote Barn, Lumb Lane, Wainstalls Pictured is Milly Wells, five splashes around with mum, Sam Wells. Click on the multimedia link on the right to see a slideshow of pictures from the festival.
White Rose Festival in aid of Help for Heroes at Haighcote Barn, Lumb Lane, Wainstalls Pictured is Milly Wells, five splashes around with mum, Sam Wells. Click on the multimedia link on the right to see a slideshow of pictures from the festival.

IT may not have been as big as Glastonbury but there was still plenty of music to enjoy at the first White Rose Festival.

Around 400 people turned out to the event in Wainstalls, Halifax, in aid of Help for Heroes.

The bill was jam-packed with local and national talent, including Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls from The Wonder Stuff, Simon Friend from The Levellers and Edward Tudor-Pole from Tenpole Tudor.

Also among the acts were Dan Donnelly, Ferocious Dog, Richard John, Mean Business, The Dirty Fakirs and The Latter Day Saints.

Paul Pyzer, one of the organisers, said he hoped the festival will become an annual event.

“We did a sponsored walk last year for Help for Heroes and this year we decided to do this,” he said.

“It’s gone really well. There have been a lot of kids and families. It’s been a good atmosphere.”