confest 6th July
confest 6th July

So why conFest?...

conFest?

Why/how/when did that come about? Well...you know those Thursdays.....

Orginally coming out of some 'sat at home' discussions about new ideas for bands playing music outside in the playing field during Cononley's annual Gala, although that particular idea was seen to be impractical due to space and safety reasons, the idea of an outside event was born. It then came up as a "maybe we could..." suggestion during one of the The Thursdays' post rehearsal, over-a-beer chats, and developed into the idea that maybe, just maybe, we could do a music festival for the village and the community....

Of course, it took one of our 'other halves' to suggest that if we were serious about it then the campsite would be a suitable venue...so she asked Alison and Jimmy from Riverside Campsite one Friday night in the pub, they kindly agreed, seemed keen on the idea and Alison asked for potential dates. Showing a remarkable amount of organisation, the Thursdays managed to work out a few dates when we were all in the same timezone and the date and location was fixed. Then the fun really started.

From the start we wanted to make this an inclusive village event ... something to get some of that 'feel-good', community spirit flowing again, showcase some local talent and also put something tangible back into the community in the form of a local charity. Plus, as a band, we wanted to play on a trailer in a field.

From little acorns...