Lubenham music festival hits the right notes

Festival-goers at Lubstock
Festival-goers at Lubstock

Organisers of the Lubstock boutique music festival are planning to make it bigger after this year’s event was a complete sell-out.

Last weekend festival-goers flocked to see headline acts northern rock band Racing Glaciers and five-piece indie band Amber Run.

In the dance tent the line-up included Rusty Egan, an electronic dance music pioneer and London club regular, and Miss Pink, one of the finest drum and bass/jungle DJs in the UK.

Kate Cazenove, organiser of the not-for-profit festival, said: “This year’s event was a resounding success and many people have told us they thought it was the best yet.

“For the first time we were completely sold out, with 500 people attending, and we had to turn many people away at the weekend.

“We are now looking at making Lubstock bigger next year.

“It was also heartening to see so many local people supporting the event. We have been going for several years and the community around here now see Lubstock as very much part of their calendar.”

As well as live music, attractions included swing dancing, massages, yoga and a dedicated children’s area. The venue for the festival is a working farm at Lubenham, near Harborough, where families can go camping and swim in a lake.

Ms Cazenove added: “Amber Run were enormously popular and the swing dancing was a huge hit, too.

“What makes Lubstock so special is that it caters for all musical tastes and all ages.”