Orwell rocks to festival

PUBLISHED: 17:22 05 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:50 11 May 2010

ORWELL rocked to the sound of 16 live bands at the first Orfest music festival. Orfest took place in the medieval clunch pit - a natural amphitheatre located in the village - and featured an eclectic mix of salsa, folk, rock, and blues music. The festiv

ORWELL rocked to the sound of 16 live bands at the first Orfest music festival.

Orfest took place in the medieval "clunch pit" - a natural amphitheatre located in the village - and featured an eclectic mix of salsa, folk, rock, and blues music.

The festival was held to raise money for Orwell football club.

Organiser Phil Grant said: "Orwell Football Club was given the opportunity to run the Clunch Pit BBQ, an annual event that has been held in Orwell for many years.

"We used this opportunity to launch an idea called Orfest - a music festival to support and celebrate local musical talent in the village."

More than 450 people attended and witnessed performances from local bands such as Impromptu, Descargo Caribe, and Blue Yonder.

Mr Grant said: "We wanted to raise some funds to keep the football club going and to start a junior team providing an opportunity for boys and girls to play locally and bring on younger players for the future of the club.

"We also thought that a musical festival was needed to engage all different groups in the village, break down social barriers, and celebrate some of the great local musical talent that we have here.

"We'd like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors involved.

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