Backwell Music Festival is a huge hit

PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:08 23 July 2015

Backwell Festival.

Backwell Festival.


Hundreds of revellers headed to Backwell to dance to live music, learn circus skills and enjoy some top family fun at the village’s popular festival.

Backwell Junior School’s field hosted the event, which included demonstrations from top chefs, a magic show, science workshops plus top musicians and dancers.

Well-known acts included Huey Morgan from Fun Lovin’ Criminals, who delighted crowds by dancing around to his impressive record collection.

Luke Friend, who shot to fame when he appeared on ITV’s X Factor, was greeted by adoring screams from young fans and Troy Ellis had crowds dancing around the field in a conga line with his uplifting reggae tunes.

The Bollywood dance workshop was also a hit with scores of people trying out the Indian dance moves.

Meadowside Preschool was open offering children percussion workshops, trays of Lego and a film at sun down.

Invisible Circus was a huge pull for families as children 
challenged their parents to walk across the tightrope and show off their plate-spinning and some juggling skills too.

The chefs tent was packed as Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton from the multi-award winning Pony and Trap, cooked some of his signature dishes.

Celebrity chef Martin Blunos, who has cooked for the queen, gave food fans some cooking tips and served up some tempting treats.

All the money raised from the festival will go to the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, which supports women and children in rural India.

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