Festival raises funds for charity

Young festival enthusiasts enjoy an ice cream in the sunshine at the Green Meadows Festival EMN-150308-093822001

Young festival enthusiasts enjoy an ice cream in the sunshine at the Green Meadows Festival EMN-150308-093822001

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More than £1,000 has been raised for charity as part of this year’s Green Meadows Festival near Oundle.

The event, which this year marked the fourth annual festival held in Barnwell, raised £1,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity through collections and fundraising activities across the popular three day event.

More than 1,500 music fans attended the festival, which was headlined by legendary 90s band the Stereo MCs.

The group belted out some of their big hits such as ‘Step It Up’ and ‘Connected’ to round off a rousing performance on the main Brewsters Stage.

Other acts included Lisbee Stainton and Shanty, who both played at Glastonbury, and Mark Morriss, who used to be in The Bluetones.

Ollie Sharp, one of the festival’s organisers said: “We like to mix it up with local acts and some bigger names and we are hopefully becoming firmly part of the Peterborough music scene.

“The Stereo MCs were fantastic. You do worry when you book an act which is more than 20 years old that it will sound like a tribute act but they sounded very current and went down really well with people of all ages.”