A KEEP Cadstock Alive benefit gig raised £2441.15 at the Barry Island Sports & Social Club from ticket sales, a raffle, and auction on Saturday, February 1.

Acts gave their singing and playing services, for free, to help keep the free, annual Victoria Park, Cadoxton, music festival going.

Black Jam Circus, The Stonehouse Collective, Second Chance, Falling from Grace, and Ben Nicholas, took to the stage to support the weekend summer event.

The fundraising event was organised by Karl Webb with the club providing the venue free of charge.

Cadstock organiser, Jon Greatrex said: “We are living in ever more challenging times and unless we can raise most of the £15,000 it costs to put on our beloved Cadstock Free Music Festival we may have to make radical changes to the event in order to keep it going.

“The people of Barry need to realise there is a genuine risk to Cadstock 2020 and those that love the event and want it to go from strength to strength need to support the committee and events such as these as best they can.

“The days of being able to say Turn On, Tune In and Drop Out may have long since passed.”

Cadstock 2020 will take place in Victoria Park, Cadoxton on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 if sufficient funds are raised.