Sun shines for Let's Rock the Moor! in Cookham

Sun shines for Let's Rock the Moor! in Cookham

Nicola Hine

Sun shines for Let's Rock the Moor! in Cookham

Singing legend Billy Ocean serenaded nearly 7,000 people in Cookham on Saturday at the biggest Let's Rock the Moor! festival to date.

The sell-out event attracted its largest crowd ever, with 6,500 tickets snapped up and a brand new site set up on Marsh Meadow to fit everyone in.

It was headlined by Eighties icon Ocean, who performed hits including Caribbean Queen and Love Really Hurts Without You to a crowd of all ages.

Children's TV favourites Pat Sharp and Dave Benson Phillips shared presenting duties at the event, introducing acts such as Toyah, Boney M and Heaven 17.

Rain stayed away from the festival, which is now in its fourth year, and families enjoyed a range of food and drink as well as plenty of attractions for children.

Proceeds are expected to exceed £20,000; the majority of which will be split between two main charities which fit in with its family feel.

The Link Foundation supports disadvantaged and vulnerable families in Maidenhead and the surrounding area, while Wooden Spoon raises funds for disadvantaged children with the support of the UK rugby community.

Smaller amounts of cash will be given to village charities.

Also performing at the event were Go West, Modern Romance, Nick Heyward, China Crisis, The Fortunate, Paul Child Band and The Mean Red Spiders.

Click here to see a photo gallery from the event.

Click here to read a review.

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