Andy - Oakfest Rye

Oakfest RYE 2018

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The  idea of Oakfest was first conceived back in 2013 by Matt Parsons, in  memory of his best friend Andy,
who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma - a  rare form of Bone Cancer.
At  the tender age of 17, Andy was treated with four months Chemotherapy  and had to have an amputation.
He also had operations on both lungs to  remove tumours.
After treatment he received the news on his 18th  birthday that his condition was terminal.
He sadly passed away in  February 2004.
In  2014 Matt together with his father John, decided to hold a one-off all  day OAKFEST RYE Music Festival,
to mark the Tenth Anniversary of Andy's  death, with all proceeds going to The

All  volunteers, organisers, musicians, photographers and helpers give their  time for free.
The Venue, Bar, Stage, Lighting, Sound System, Real  Ales, Food for the Barbecue, Raffle Prizes and Portaloos
are all  sponsored by local people and businesses - for which the Festival could  not go ahead.
Our thanks go to them all!


As the Festival is held on a working sheep farm
May we respectfully asked that Festival Guest's LEAVE thier dog's at home for the day.
Otherwise you will be refused entry to the fields and Festival
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