Deeply Dale People’s Music Festival

Date published: 26 August 2014

The spirit of Rochdale was out in full bloom on Syke Common this Sunday (24 August) at Deeply Dale People’s Music Festival.

Local artists and music fans gathered in support of local talent, where acts played aboard a class one truck at the back of the Donkey Pub.

The Social Leftover was on first and treated the crowd to a special blend of harmonious folk rock, and excited everyone with their refreshingly joyous sense of melody.

Cosmic Slop took the stage by storm, delivering a rousing set of acoustic punk and visibly wowing the audience with their sense of fun and energy.

The Bigsby Brothers performed a belting array of acoustic jazz standards that naturally invited people to get up dancing.

Trent & the Darkwings then turned things up a notch and blasted out a string of new, original rock numbers to please the crowd.

Blues singer, Emma Ellis played an intimate set of soulful originals.

With an attentive crowd baying for more, young singer-songwriter Joe Dunne then captured the moment and stirred the imagination by playing a mixture of covers and original tunes that evoked the magic of a young Bob Dylan.

Joe Rainmaker, armed with his violin and cybertropic beats, took things to a new level with a spirited set of alternative ambience.

With the evening closing in, festival favourites Featherteeth and brothers Daz and Rew brought the house down with a magical performance.

The festival then moved inside for the night time, with Deejay Mase spinning the Donkey pub into frenzy with his dazzling skills on the decks.

With the energy and anticipation building, punk band Evil Eye exploded on stage and fired things up with a brave set full of gusto.

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