WORDS BY ANDREW LOCK: The weather was mostly kind, the music was fantastic: Napton 2014 was a great success.
Bands on the Friday included local singer/songwriter Nina Baker, sensational blues man Laurence Jones, hard rockers Grace Solero and the rock/hip hop Leamington outfit the SixtyFours, with a powerful set which had the crowd rocking and dancing away.
The sun really came out on Saturday afternoon and the cider, beer and soft drinks flowed. The addition of an acoustic stage in the afternoon meant even more to enjoy - which included performances by Through Riptide, Rose Marsden and Dial Emma.
The main stage on Saturday included a rocking blues set by Blues Extra, bluegrass from the popular Hatton based Folly Brothers and rock with a touch of Kate Bush-style vocals from Dericho. To close the festival Bournemouth rockers Voodoo Vegas rocked up a storm as always. Despite the evening rain, plenty of hardy music fans stayed and rocked the night away.