Kineton was buzzing with activity on Saturday, with the village’s MP among those who enjoyed getting a flavour of what was on offer.
Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright started off in Kineton Coffee Stop, a popular meeting place for villagers and visitors, where he held an open surgery.
He then pent an hour chatting to constituents about a range of topics before heading off to the Sports and Social Club in time for the opening of Kineton Music Festival.
Warwickshire Youth Jazz Orchestra –the first of 20 acts performing at the festival – were just warming up on the main stage as he toured the many stalls and sideshows.
Other acts appearing at the festival included Daventry band SO77, Peter Watkins and The Sea. Mr Wright said: “I was amazed at the scale and professionalism of the festival.
“For an event that only started last year, it has already moved on in leaps and bounds and to have been looking at attendance getting near the 1,000 mark was quite remarkable. It is inspiring to see what a small community can do with imagination, hard work and enthusiasm, not to mention a passion for live music. Not only did they put on a stunning event, but also expected to raise thousands of pounds for local charities.”
For more information about the festival, see www.kinetonmusicfestival.co.uk