Tribute acts a hit at Bishop Auckland Wannasee festival

The Northern Echo: ROCK ON: Spectators brave the rain at the Wannasee festival in Bishop Auckland   Picture: CHRIS BOOTH ROCK ON: Spectators brave the rain at the Wannasee festival in Bishop Auckland Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed a music festival starring some of the country’s top tribute acts at the weekend.

Rain threatened to make the Wannasee live music tribute festival at Bishop Auckland Football Club’s Heritage Park stadium a washout yesterday (Saturday, May 24).

But the depleted audience still had a great time watching acts such as The Black Eyed Peaz, Bon Jovi Forever, Tribute 2 Elton John and Totally Gaga and today (Sunday, May 25) the line-up includes the Reet Hot Chilli Peppers, Guns or Roses, Green Date and The Killerz.

Organisers say the first music festival held at the stadium was such a success, despite the poor weather on Saturday, they are already planning a similar event next year.

John Brannan said: “The weather really let us down on the first day but those who did come said the bands were amazing.

“We will definitely be doing this again next year and we have learnt lessons and will make provisions for if it is raining again.

“At next year’s event you will either get sun burned or stay dry.”

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5:05pm Mon 26 May 14

jjt147 says...

First line of report says 'hundreds of people' but the photo shows only 13 in a sparsely populated ate. Bit of creative reporting here!!!
First line of report says 'hundreds of people' but the photo shows only 13 in a sparsely populated ate. Bit of creative reporting here!!! jjt147
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7:14pm Mon 26 May 14

tommy2screws says...

Been told 120 people were there on Sunday and Saturday even less, doesn't sound like hit to me !!!
Been told 120 people were there on Sunday and Saturday even less, doesn't sound like hit to me !!! tommy2screws
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12:28pm Tue 27 May 14

private06 says...

Probably more people around the area annoyed by the racket they made,couldnt hear yourself think it was chronic
Probably more people around the area annoyed by the racket they made,couldnt hear yourself think it was chronic private06
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12:33pm Tue 27 May 14

kelly_0980 says...

Actually there were definitley a few hundred there, I was among them on Saturday, and what a great day we had. It was such a shame that the poor weather put so many people off but it didnt stop us having a good time. And come on, complaining about the 'noise'? It was ONE weekend for gods sake, I for one certainly hope its on again next year and advise you miserable lot to get yourselves a ticket, join in and stop putting the place down!
Actually there were definitley a few hundred there, I was among them on Saturday, and what a great day we had. It was such a shame that the poor weather put so many people off but it didnt stop us having a good time. And come on, complaining about the 'noise'? It was ONE weekend for gods sake, I for one certainly hope its on again next year and advise you miserable lot to get yourselves a ticket, join in and stop putting the place down! kelly_0980
  • Score: 5

6:26pm Tue 27 May 14

Stevo58 says...

We went to Sunday's show and it was superb!!!!!
There were at least 500 people there, the moaners need to stop being so negative and support their local area!
The Guns n roses act, were very authentic, in fact all acts were excellent. The event was extremely well organised, with a terrific atmosphere.
I really hope that it's on again, next year. If so I will certainly be going.
Well done to the people that organized the event.!!!!!
We went to Sunday's show and it was superb!!!!! There were at least 500 people there, the moaners need to stop being so negative and support their local area! The Guns n roses act, were very authentic, in fact all acts were excellent. The event was extremely well organised, with a terrific atmosphere. I really hope that it's on again, next year. If so I will certainly be going. Well done to the people that organized the event.!!!!! Stevo58
  • Score: 4

11:21pm Tue 27 May 14

shirt of blue says...

A lot of time and effort gone into organising this event. Support the local community. Shame about weather. Well done to organisers. Too many moaning Minnies on this page
A lot of time and effort gone into organising this event. Support the local community. Shame about weather. Well done to organisers. Too many moaning Minnies on this page shirt of blue
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8:06am Wed 28 May 14

Triglet says...

Great day even though got me lager confiscated Booo but i got it back on way out. .
Great day even though got me lager confiscated Booo but i got it back on way out. . Triglet
  • Score: 1

8:37pm Thu 29 May 14

happyguy says...

Exactly i had a great time on the saturday but you will always get the twisters who cry we get nothing but when they do they complain . Brill show!!
Exactly i had a great time on the saturday but you will always get the twisters who cry we get nothing but when they do they complain . Brill show!! happyguy
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