Hundreds enjoy musical marathon at Bury Fringe All-dayer

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More than 600 people enjoyed a marathon of music at the weekend’s Bury Fringe All-Dayer.

The event, now in its sixth year, saw more than 30 acts grace the Hunter Club’s four stages, entertaining the crowds non-stop for nine hours.

Bury Fringe All Dayer: Clockwise from top left - Me and the Moon, Neil Rayson, Alatina and Siah. Photos by Mecha Morton

Bury Fringe All Dayer: Clockwise from top left - Me and the Moon, Neil Rayson, Alatina and Siah. Photos by Mecha Morton

After the bands came off stage, the fun continued with the Hoo-Hah DJs after-party.

Two main stages were set up in the club’s big room with one band getting ready as another performed.

Joe Weaver, who organised the Toonteen Industries stage, said: “As soon as one finished the next band starts and it ping pongs between them.

“All the crowd had to do is turn around.”

Organiser Seymour Quigley said the event was a huge success.

“It was the busiest one we’ve had yet, so pleased with how it went,” he said.

“Now we have to top it next year somehow.”

The event had a massive line-up of top bands and artists showcasing the real strength of the Bury music scene.

Joe said he was especially impressed with Toonteen stage headliners The Amethysts.

“It was only their third live gig and they were so polished,” he said. “They kept the crowd transfixed throughout.”

Joe said there was something for everyone at Saturday’s All-Dayer.

“There were two stages in the main room but if they wanted peace and quiet they could come to my stage, where we had seated tables,” he said.
“It was pretty much singer-songwriters, stripped back bands and some electronic artists.

“We also had an open mic stage with spoken-word poetry.

“Some people brought guitars and others had played with a band on another stage.”