Top bands headlined at music festival that celebrated life

A Rainbow over Testifest (s)

A Rainbow over Testifest (s)

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A musical celebration of life proved to be a real crowd puller last weekend with thousands flocking to the fourth Tosside Testifest.

Music lovers and families were entertained by a series of bands including highly acclaimed Indie outfit The Crookes, who headlined the event. Also sharing the limelight were reggae star Jeramiah Ferrari and Clitheroe’s own Good Foxy who were able to appear, much to the delight of their loyal fans, due to the cancellation of the Summer Days festival where they were due to play.

The venue was Hartley’s Farm camp site and the two day event included children’s activities and entertainment, a licensed bar and catering tents with Clitheroe’s Bowland Brewery and West Bradford’s Dove Syke Cider supporting the event.

And the festival raised the magnificent sum of £4,000 for Rosemere Cancer Centre’s Ribblesdale ward for in patients where the man behind the event, Neil Livesey, was treated for testicular cancer six years ago. Now fit and well Neil wanted to do something spectacular that would raise money for the centre which helped him back to health.

He said: “Testifest is about good music, good company and having a good time in beautiful surroundings, while giving something back and it is getting bigger every year.”