Large turn-out for Pitmedden Festival

Bon Accord Silver Band who enertained at the festival.
Bon Accord Silver Band who enertained at the festival.

An Aberdeenshire music festival attracted hundreds of revellers at the weekend

Pitmedden Music Fesitval organisers said they were “thrilled” by the huge turnout.

Revellers came from as far and wide to Pitmedden Garden, with many familiar faces from the 2014 event along with new visitors.

Even the cold weather failed to dampen the spirits of the crowds as they enjoyed music, food, beer and entertainment. The festival, held on Friday and Saturday, has raised funds which will be ploughed into future community arts events.

Treasurer Helen Malcolm is finalising the amount of money made over the two days.

Festival director Angie Stemp said: “I have been absolutely thrilled by the number of people who came along to the festival.

“We hoped it would mirror the success we had last year, and it certainly did. It was wonderful to see so many people from the local community and beyond enjoying themselves, even with cold weather the visitor number where almost the same as last year.

“The bands were incredible, the beer festival went down a treat and the quality of the music was amazing.”

She added: “However, most of all I was bowled over by the extent to which the whole community pulled together to help out. It has been fantastic.

“From the smallest jobs to those that have required months of work, the community pulled out all the stops to make the festival happen and everyone should be very proud of themselves.”

The festival, entirely organised by local volunteers, was also boosted by a £4,000 grant from the Udny Community Trust and sponsorship by Apache North Sea.