Best ever Music in the Meadows raises £10,000
IRON Acton’s annual musical extravaganza Music in the Meadows has raised more than £10,000 for good causes.
The two-day event on July 5-6, organised by village community group Acton Aid, was the most successful of the seven staged so far.
A bucket collection for the South West ambulance service raised in excess of £2,500 to add to the money raised by ticket sales.
Friday evening’s Mash in the Meadows event opened with local performer Lewis Creaven, above, and his band performing a selection of creative covers in front of the audience of around 1,500 people.
Then two of the UK’s top tribute bands took to the stage: ARRIVAL, below, with songs from Abba looked and sounded liked the real thing, and FLASH, playing songs by Queen, strutted the Iron Acton stage for the second time having returned due to popular demand.
Saturday’s Proms in the Meadows saw the Bristol Millennium Orchestra play popular classical music, with other acts including the Iron Acton Community Choir, Junior Fascinating Rhythm, Kathryn Hurley Dancers, and singers from Opera in the Box. The evening ended with fireworks and the orchestra performing favourites from the Last Night of the Proms.
Event spokesman Richard Hunter, said: “The seventh MASH sold out two weeks in advance, and I am not surprised in view of the fantastic line-up.
“The team from Acton Aid worked incredibly hard to deliver the event, with several days of preparing, officiating at the events and then clearing up.
“All helpers even pay for their own tickets to maximise the funds raised for good causes.”
Next year’s event takes place on July 3 and 4 and tickets will again be on sale in advance.