Gallery: Hundreds enjoy live music, including Scouting for Girls, at LeeStock in Long Melford

The LeeStock music festival at Melford Hall in Long Melford in memory of Lee Dunford. The Big Alabam

The LeeStock music festival at Melford Hall in Long Melford in memory of Lee Dunford. The Big Alabama on stage. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people have enjoyed live music this weekend at a popular festival in memory of a young musician.

LeeStock, which was held at Melford Hall, Long Melford, on Saturday and yesterday, is now in its eighth year and has become one of the most highly-regarded music festivals in the county.

The event was started in 2007 by the friends and family of 21-year-old Sudbury man Lee Dunford who died in 2006 after a battle with cancer.

The festival raises money for the Willow Foundation which provides special days for seriously-ill young adults, including Lee shortly before he died from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

This year’s headliners were Scouting for Girls, who really got the crowd going on Saturday night, while local performers Alan Bonner, The Abstracts and Lemon Party featured alongside artists from across Suffolk, including last year’s favourites Dumbfoundus.


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One of the organisers, Pete Keogh, whose brother Ed was friends with Lee, said: “It went fantastically on Saturday. We had probably double the amount we had in previous years on the Saturday. We had 1,700-1,800 on site which was great and more came back again yesterday. ”

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