MUSIC-lovers partied to the sounds of yesteryear at the first-ever Reboot Tribute Festival.

This event in Workington saw around 500 people enjoy some of the UK's top tribute acts as they performed hits made famous by bands as diverse as The Killers, Stereophonics and Foo Fighters.

It also included performances by local bands and entertainment for children.

The event took place in Workington Town's Zebra Claims Stadium on Saturday (April 30) and attracted crowds from across Cumbria.

Marie Whitehead, events director at CN Events, which organised the festival, was pleased with how the day went.

She said: "It was really, really good. We had nearly 500 people down over the course of the day."

The acts which performed included David Bowie imitator Aladdinsane, who headlined the event, the Stereotonics, The Fillers who performed tracks by The Killers and Oasish, dedicated to Manchester's most popular 1990's Britpop act.

It was opened by local act  Mojo Rising, who are from Cockermouth.

In total eight acts performed on the main stage with another six appearing on a second, acoustic stage.

Many people went along with their children, who had their own entertainment area.

"It was very much a family event," Marie explained.

"I think a lot of people want to go out on a bank holiday weekend and do a bit of socialising but they do not want to leave the children with a babysitter. This was a safe environment where the parents could relax and there was plenty to do."

She added: "This was just something a bit different. we came up with the idea a couple of years ago but we did not want to clash with any other events in the area.

"They are a bit of a growing trend, tribute festivals, they are becoming really popular."

She also said that going along to a festival like this meant everyone in the audience would know all of the songs.

One band in particular went down very well with her and sparked a bit of 1990's nostalgia.

She said: "Oashish were absolutely brilliant but they (Oasis) are one of my all-time favourite bands."

Marie also explained that most of the music was aimed at a slightly older crowd than many other music festivals, particularly those in their 30s or over.
She also thanked all the event's partner organisations.