Colne’s GreenRock Concert hailed “a mini Glastonbury”

This year’s GreenRock Concert has been hailed “a mini Glastonbury” by a chief organiser.

Coun. Dorothy Lord is delighted with the success of the Colne Town Council event, after it attracted approximately 400 music lovers to the town’s Millenium Green on Saturday.

Colne's GreenRock Concert

Colne's GreenRock Concert

Now in its third year, the family-friendly day included a schedule of bumper acts, including Drum Machine and Draks Drum, as well as plenty of refreshments.

It also included a visit from Brian Jackson, from Friends of the Earth, who spent time handing out stickers promoting the importance of saving bees.

Coun. Lord, who chairs Colne Town Council, said: “It went very very well – we probably doubled the figures from last year.

“It was a proper family day, with people coming with rucksacks, tables and chairs, and gazebos.

“There is a massive come down after the Blues Festival. There are lots of people in the town, and so much is going on, then suddenly it’s all gone. It is good that we are able to do this the week after, as it’s a little bit extra.”

And Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson added: “I really enjoyed attending the Green Rock Festival and pay tribute to Colne Town Council for organising the event. It was great to hear so many local musicians and there was a great family atmosphere at the event.”

Coun. Lord would also like to praise everybody who attended the GreenRock for their tidiness when leaving the site.

She said: “We gave everybody a bin bag to put rubbish in when they arrived.

“We finished at about 7-15pm and at 7-30pm PC Mark Walker came down and said you wouldn’t believe anybody had been here.

“I would like to thank everybody for that – that was brilliant.”