Sunday 19 June 2016

Newark Festival by Night

My sister and I are 35 and 43, and should know better.

Instead we have been drinking cheap cider al fresco while listening to the bands playing at Newark Festival for free from outside the barriers at Riverside Park, a move I believe is known as watching from "A Scotsman's Hill". We've had a great time.

First night it rained like mad as we listened to a Bon Jovi tribute act on our own next to the river. THe vocalist sounded more like Axl Rose crossed with Brian Johnson of AC DC. "ARE YA HAAAA-ING A GRAAAAYYY NIGGHHHHH" he kept shouting. "AWE YOOOO AWWWWIGGGHT"?. It was hilarious.

Second night we listened to Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet sing all his hits while folks from the assembled posh boats ate and drank at tables. As the night wore on, the middle class ladies got rather tiddly and started dancing up and down the bank waving lights around at folk across the river doing the same thing. The chances of an accidental drowning were pretty high.

But as you know, I love outdoor events, and outdoor space being used. And the river looked beautiful by night.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 19.06.16


  1. Agree about those very pretty shots of Newark by night - and also your very pretty sister. The Trent was featured on Country File yesterday and there was a shot at the end which I am sure showed the Castle and the church spire. Would it be possible to get both in the same shot?

  2. Pretty sure you can, can see both from our cricket ground! It was a lovely sight by night.

  3. Love the shots of the river at night here and you're right, nothing beats listening to music al-fresco and enjoying it for free! Lovely post and I'm glad you had a good time. - Tasah

  4. Sounds like fun and looks lovely. Beautiful photos!

    Thank you for your always interesting comments. :)

  5. Thank you Natasha and Sara! Just don't get an opportunity to do this enough