GALLERY: Apulstock music festival

MUSIC fans gathered in the sunshine for a unique festival at the weekend.

Apulstock, an independent festival for people with learning disabilities, was held at Church Farm, Bosham, with live performances from bands including The Lost Tourists, Iron Tyger and Beautiful Noise.

Photo by Shutters Photography

Photo by Shutters Photography

“This is the only festival of its kind in the country,” said Apulstock committee member Alex Fryer.

“The site was just huge, it was just like Glastonbury, the only difference being the majority of the audience had a disability.”

Alex said a special thank-you to Church Farm owner, Matt Baker, for opening up his land for the event, previously held at the Apuldram Centre, for the first time.

“Without Matt this wouldn’t have happened,” he said.

He also thanked his fellow committee members and all the volunteers who helped to make the event a success, as well as the bands who all performed free of charge.

“It was a real group effort,” he said.

“This is a unique event and it means the world to the people that attend.”

All photos by Shutters Photography shutters2012@yahoo.co.uk.