December 10 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 2, 2013
Straw bales, gazebos, tents and a huge amount of local talent were the main ingredients of a first-ever music festival held over the weekend.
The Homegrown Festival, staged in the grounds of the Suffolk Academy, in Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds, showcased more than 60 singers and bands from across East Anglia.
It was set up by Glen Moulds, who wanted to provide an event which would help up-and-coming bands perform to larger crowds. And it certainly hit the mark for all of those taking part who thrilled up to 1,500 people who came to the event, many of them camping throughout the weekend. Two stages kept the feet tapping and hands clapping with the likes of Twisted Piglet, Crumbs For Comfort, The Bounty Hounds, Metropolis, Lost Lungs, Keys, Nik Lowe, Leanne Jarvis, Rats As Big As Dogs, Three Patch Problem, Snatch and Shadows, entertaining the crowds.
Mr Moulds said he was “delighted” with the response to a “fantastic” couple of days and planning for next year.