Moray’s youth music festival Rocks On through the rain

Torrential downpours did nothing to dampen the spirits at the Wall of Rock youth music festival in Moray at the weekend.

The most successful event yet was held on Lossiemouth’s Station Park with hundreds turning out and enjoying the results of nine months of planning and hard work.

“We’ve had the best time preparing the event for the last nine months – and we’re delighted that everything went as smoothly as it did,” event organiser Daniel Edwards said.

A total of 13 bands and nine solo performers from throughout the region proved once again the depth of talent existing in the region, with headliners ‘The Unofficial’ putting on a superb set on the main stage.

Buckie band Casey Inlet set the scene on Friday while Saturday evening saw Elgin’s Chasing Tasko precede Keith DJ’s Jack and Tom. On the Acoustic stage Elgin’s Lilian MacDonald drew a large crowed for her Saturday afternoon set.

Mr Edwards said that much of the success of the event lent itself to the many people who freely gave up their time alongside a host of local sponsors: “There were 15 young people involved in the committee supported by adult volunteers.

“Over 100 young performers took to the stage and many more were taking part in different ways. We could not do it without the 40 adult volunteers who commit their time to ensure the safety of the 800 young people who came along each night.”

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