Here’s an excerpt from the English Riviera Magazine –

BMAD Bike & Music Festival – Crowds flock to the best BMAD festival yet!

Huge crowds attended the May bank holiday weekend’s BMAD bike and music festival for the 10th anniversary year on the English Riviera’s busiest weekend of the year so far.

From the moment the show was opened on Friday night by special guest ‘action’ actor and former five times Masters Mr World and twice Mr Universe title holder Iron’ Mike Mitchell to its close on Sunday evening, everyone had a great time.
BMAD Chairman Andy Hobbs and former Mr Universe Mike Mitchell open the proceedings on friday night.

“The Friday night crowd was the biggest we’ve ever had” said Hobbs adding, “which just goes to show if you put on a band the crowd want to see, people will come along for a listen.”

In the case of Friday the band were local rising stars of the tribute music scene ‘The Darkside of Pink Floyd’ and fans were still queuing to buy wristbands to access the entertainment area shortly before they came on stage.

“We’ve played the BMAD festival for the last five years” said Darkside’s lead singer and guitarist Mike Neal shortly before they took to the stage, “but this is the first time we’ve ever had a headline slot and gone on during the night, so we’re really looking forward to it. We’ve brought along some extra lasers and lighting and so it’s should be a really good show”

‘Darkside’ were true to their word and put on a stunning show for a packed arena.

by Julian Rees 7th May 2014