Tetfest, Tetbury’s annual live music event, was hailed a success by organisers after the event went ahead at Worwell Farm.

Headlining the festival on July 10 was the Bon Jovi Experience, the ‘world’s most authentic’ Bon Jovi Tribute band.

Families that had endured months of restrictions were given a chance meet up with friends and listen to music in an outdoor environment, capped at 1,000 attendees.

“We are delighted that we managed to deliver Tetfest this year and very grateful to Cotswold District Council for giving us permission to go ahead,” says Festival organiser Mark Wood.

“Yes, it was hard work for such a small group of volunteers and yes, we had to jump through a lot of hoops to ensure the safety of our visitors, but it was worth it because everyone had such a fantastic time.

“Tetfest 2021 was a really positive experience for all those involved, including the bands and the vendors running the food stalls, many of whom have not worked for months.”

Other acts rocking the stage included Abba tribute band Abba’s Angels, The Dirty Smooth, The Layers, the Indigos, A’La Ska and Joli and the Crows.

The Tetfest committee extended thanks to Geoff Turbott, owner of Worwell Farm, who allowed the event to be held on his land for a second year and Tetbury’s Mayor Anne Pearce who officially opened Tetfest.

Thanks to their generosity of local companies, such as sponsor R & J Pearce Ltd, it was possible to keep entry free and to deliver a range of equally free on-site children’s activities such as bouncy castles, swings and a climbing wall.

“Since Saturday, we have had many messages of thanks on our social media pages and we are overwhelmed by everyone’s kind words and support,” Mr Wood added.

“We are already planning Tetfest 2022, so watch this space. If we can raise enough sponsorship, we will try and keep it free again, but this event does cost thousands of pounds to stage so a final decision has yet to be made.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor Tetfest can contact the organisers via the Tetfest website and Facebook pages - tetfest.co.uk or facebook.com/TetburyTetfest.

The committee would welcome more helpers, especially during the set up and break down of the festival site.