Bingley Weekender is a three day festival on the market towns rugby and sport ground. The festival is an absolute fantastic event, the venue is perfect, set across three stages. The main sit proud at the bottom of a slope, with a hill and stand right at the back, giving all festival goer a great view. Within a short walk from the main, you'll find two further stages showcasing a mixture of new and upcoming bands, along with well established. If you want to soak in constant music, you can easily maneuver between the stages and stay constantly entertained for three days solid. Or you can park yourself on the floor around any of the stages and kick back between sets enjoying the atmosphere and a cool drink.
This year showcase a great mix of artists, with headliners coming from Rag 'N' Bone Man, The Libertines, pixies. Crowd highlights came from Yorkshire acts Embrace, and Shed Seven, with the Manchesters Lottery Winners bringing a very entertaining set which somewhat took the ASL interpreter into a uncomfortable realm to much of everyones amusement.
Early revellers were treated each morning to excellent acts kicking the day off. The likes of the Red Rum Club brought the sunshine, a band who truely deserve to sit higher up the bill as they know how to get a party going. Beans On Toast brought a political vibe with great humour, along with songs of his life story of drug filled experiences whilst falling in love.
It's safe to say this was a weekend I walked away from wanting to immediately repeat, and even a year away i'm looking forward to Bingley coming around again. Apart from a few teething issues with a delay opening on day one, the festival is well organised with friendly staff across the site, a selection of food stands, and enough bars dotted around so you don't queue for long.