Music lovers rock Ilkley Lido

Wharfedale Observer: (7473375)Live at the Lido compere, Harry Pitches (7473375)Live at the Lido compere, Harry Pitches

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed a night of great music at the 2014 Live at the Lido concert, held by Ilkley's outdoor pool.

Organised by the Friends of Ilkley Lido (FOIL) with Bradford Council, all the funds raised by the concert go towards supporting the work of the Friends group in improving the Lido.

The crowd were treated to music from a really strong line up of musicians including The Mango Conspiracy, Texacana, Lost Meridian, Beth Armitage and Jack, The Puppeteers, Electric Press, Caledonia Road, Decklan Vink, Pippa and Lara, Never Ending Reason and Lone Guns.

Quentin's Basement, who were the headline act, had everyone dancing at the end of the night.

Menston based The 1875 Restaurant provided delicious food, Ilkley brewery provided a bar for the evening and hot drinks were provided by Le Chat Cafe.

FOIL event organiser, Becky Malby, said: "The night was a huge success all round. We had a wonderful crowd who really enjoyed the event, all the bands did fantastic sets, we had great support from the Council's staff at the Pool as well as from local businesses and of course all the help from FOIL members helped to make it run really smoothly.

"The weather was kind to us and we had lots of people bring picnics, young and old dancing and singing along and everyone just having a great time”.

She added, "Live is the only local event that offers so many people the opportunity to hear local bands and musicians and of course it all happens in the spectacular setting of the Lido. We are already being asked about next year's event".

"It is such a fabulous venue to play" said Beth Armitage a local musician appearing at Live for the second time, "The atmosphere is great, very relaxed and friendly and there are lots of families and young people here all enjoying the music and having a brilliant time."

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