Craig gets funky in the Valley
Craig gets funky in the Valley
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Funk & food in the Valley: Craig Charles Video

Craig Charles came to the Chew Valley on Sunday 4 September to play to the crowds at Valley Fest.

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Craig Charles
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Craig Charles’s Funk and Soul Club brought the music on the Lake Stage to a close in style.  He was the headline act many people were waiting for at the end of an amazing line-up packed with famous artists, including the Stereo MCs and The Blockheads.

The acts travelled a long way to the Chew Valley to play and the audience was treated to bands from the Netherlands such as the amazing My Baby and the energetic Broken Brass Ensemble.

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Fantastic local favourites were showcased such as Bristol’s groovy swing band Gin Bowlers, and the redoubtable Doreen Doreen headlined Friday night.

Food stars used local ingredients to treat the festival goers to an organic feast.  Josh Egglestone from Chew Valley’s Pony and Trap demonstrated delicious seasonal salad prep for a communal Sunday picnic.

Josh Egglestone demonstrates local food treats
Josh Egglestone demonstrates local food treats

Yeo Valley’s Paul Collins cooked Holt Farm spiced pulled pork whilst Luke Halsall, Valley Fest founder barbecued The Story’s chicken, and it all went down a storm with the picnickers.

Yeo Valley's Paul Collins cooks delicious Holt Farm spiced pulled pork
Yeo Valley’s Paul Collins cooks delicious Holt Farm spiced pulled pork
Josh Egglestone's salad with local organic produce from The Story community farm
Josh Egglestone’s salad with local organic produce from The Story community farm

 

Picnickers queued for organic feast at the food demo Chew Stage
Picnickers queued for organic feast at the food demo Chew Stage
Friday night's blue skies at Valley Fest
Friday night’s blue skies at Valley Fest