Turning up the amp on local musicians

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LETHAM Glen was alive with the sound of music at the weekend as the park played host to the return of the outdoor Glenfest festival.

Despite the weather not being at its spring best, around 200 music lovers turned up to the event which was organised by the not-for-profit Sophian Events Group.

The Laybird Killers

The Laybird Killers

Those who went along were treated to a top line-up of bands including storming sets from the likes of The Ladybird Killers, White Van Fugitives and Hidden Virtue as well as acoustic sets appreciated by all from the talents of Natalie Galloway and Sandy Powell.

Sophian chairman Ross Caldwell (23) admitted he was disappointed the lack of a sunny day dampened down the numbers but added the festival, which was free of charge and ran from 12.30 - 6.30 p.m. still went well.

He said: “We went pretty much without a hitch even though we were using all our new marquees and generator equipment.

“The people that were there received it really well and were happy with what was going on and commented on the progression in the quality we have made since last year.

“We had a lot of different ages of people from really young children to people in their golden old days and with the music and the craft hut there was a good choice of things to do.”

Sophian has a number of events planned for 2013 including a family day at Silverburn in June and Ross added he hoped another Glenfest could be put on before the end of the year.