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Wisbech Rock Festival 2017

Wisbech Rock Festival 2017

I enjoyed Wisbech Rock Festival immensely. What a massive day for our town.
 
Three stages, all with superb acts. An enormous crowd in the thousands, possibly the highest overall turnout the Festival has ever seen.
 
A true family event with people of every age and many nationalities just having a lovely time, in the sun. No trouble worth nothing, no problems the team could not handle, just a smooth and brilliant event.
 
Although walking around in the Mayor’s gear was somewhat warm, it was great fun to meet so many Wisbech people and visitors to our town. Thank you all for being such good fun. Without you there would be no event, of course.
 
I was pleased that my Mayor’s Stall made nearly £200 for the Mayor’s Charities.
 
The bands and acts were great. The DJs and MCs smashed it from start to finish. The acoustic acts gave everybody somewhere peaceful to sit and enjoy a more relaxed melodic area.
 
It was a privilege to meet Jade, the young lady who has made the loom band that was nearly a mile long. Wow, that was impressive! But even more impressive is the hundreds of pounds she has raised for McMillans. Well done!
 
Well done particularly to Anthony James Steward who was the driving force behind the amazing Ducky D Mind Control DJ Stage. Anthony is an ambassador for dance and rave and long may he continue with his brilliant team and acts. Also thanks to David Topgood for helping me with the Mayor’s walkabout and to my parents and the rest of the WCP team for being such stalwart volunteers.
 
Kudos also to The Oliver Family, without whom these events would not be safe, would not run smoothly, and probably would not happen at all. Briliant work from Garry Tibbs, the previous Mayor, who was our exemplary compere this year. Thanks to all the many stewards and volunteers who helped from dawn ’til dusk and beyond.
 
But most of all, thanks to the Leader of the Town Council, Samantha Hoy – who was the main organiser and whose work over many months is what makes this event possible at all.
 
What a fantastic team. Thank you for making this event such a huge success and for allowing me, as the Mayor, to be a part of it.