Emerge Festival at Shipley Country Park

Barnie Rubblz opened the event on the main stage .Denby brothers George, Seth, and Edward Beardsley.
Barnie Rubblz opened the event on the main stage .Denby brothers George, Seth, and Edward Beardsley.

A feast of musical treats was served up at Shipley Park as part of the Emerge Festival.

The festival was part of Turn it Up, a music project organised by Belper based Fleet Arts’ music project, which has been working with young people for over a decade.

It saw performances from Malay Gamelan group Kayu Gangsa who ran workshops in Cotmanhay and Marlpool Junior Schools in the run up to Emerge.

Many of the bands have taken part – or been formed - at Turn it Up rock schools, including some who are getting well established, including two young bands - Komodo and Anguished Young.

The tour started in Belper and has been to Chesterfield, Bakewell, Swadlincote, Derby before finishing at Shipley Country Park.

Funding for the tour has come from the Derbyshire Music Education Hub, Derby Open Centre Open and the Derbyshire County Council’s Countryside Service. However the organisers say that it would not have happened without support from many other places, including Belper Goes Green, Belper Rugby Club, the Silk Mill museum and Nelson’s Carriers.