In 2009 two bands raised the bar for FVF quality. One was Lazy Habits, who delivered a clinical masterclass in showmanship, musicianship and hip hop jazz cross over. The other was Danny and the Champions of the World who brought an hour long hoedown which left everyone feeling like we’d shared something special.

They brought a guest guitarist straight from the 60s who played an acoustic through a bass amp like a boss. The next morning he walked around barefoot with his dog, stopped one of the organisers and said, ‘this is what festivals were like in the good old days’.

This year we donated £1,500 to Water Aid.

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