Founder of Knebworth Village Festival steps down after 2014 event

A Disney-themed bouncy castle at the Knebworth Fun Day on Saturday

A Disney-themed bouncy castle at the Knebworth Fun Day on Saturday - Credit: Archant

A village festival came to a close at the weekend – ending with the announcement of its founder’s retirement.

The Knebworth Village Festival, which kicked off on June 22, hosted the Comet-backed Knebworth fun day on Saturday with a series of performances and entertainment throughout the day.

Among those to take to the stage at Knebworth Recreation Ground were music acts The Informatives, Jay Hollis and Rickshaw.

The festival culminated with an outdoor pinic concert on Sunday.

Organiser and original festival founder Brain Worthing announced his retirement after the event.

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He said: “This year’s turnout was even larger than we expected – considering it had been raining – and everyone seemed to have a good time which is the most important thing.

“One of the many highlights has been the establishment of the Knebworth Community Chorus under the direction of Derek Harrison. The chorus has performed two concerts each year, and is supported by an enthusiastic group of more than 40 local singers, some of whom had not sung before but now enjoy the pleasure of singing together.

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“We have brought together the many and varied community groups within Knebworth and developed quite a unique show.

“I hope that someone from the village will come forward to carry this very successful festival format on for the future.”

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