VIDEO: Doncaster welcomes Something To Smile About festival

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Residents enjoyed fun in the sun at a three day performing arts festival which raised cash for three regional charities.

Music fans from far and wide turned up at the Something To Smile About event at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre.

Ben Parkinson, attended the Something to Smile about festival with the Pilgrim Bandits, he is pictured here with brothers Phillip and Steve Townsend and Red Ken, Lead singer of Saturday night headliners Ferocious Dog. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Something to Smile MC 6

Ben Parkinson, attended the Something to Smile about festival with the Pilgrim Bandits, he is pictured here with brothers Phillip and Steve Townsend and Red Ken, Lead singer of Saturday night headliners Ferocious Dog. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Something to Smile MC 6

The event, which took place from Friday until Sunday, featured a packed line-up of 30 bands.

A number of workshops, activities and street performances also took place to entertain visitors of all ages.

Many festivalgoers chose to camp at the venue while others visited just for the day.

Money is still coming in from the event but organisers are planning to split the cash between three local charities.

Dave Otter, of Mexborough, pictured with Shamanic practitioner Suzanne Wass and Rachel Horne, as they make medicine wheels. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Something to Smile MC 5

Dave Otter, of Mexborough, pictured with Shamanic practitioner Suzanne Wass and Rachel Horne, as they make medicine wheels. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Something to Smile MC 5

Yorkshire Cancer Research, Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids and the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund – to help armed forces personnel returning from service – will all receive a share of the money.

An event organiser said: “Our new ‘Twin Stage’ had 30 bands playing across the weekend and a small intimate ‘Hidden Stage’ hosted some solo acts, as well as open mic and busking times.

“We also had more workshops and hands-on activities for all ages, plus street performers.

“This was the first time the event had been held at this venue.

“Profits from ticket sales as well as donations from stalls and bars, will all be split between the charities.”