All fired up at Bob Fest!

Some fire breathing from Threshold Sicks - this spectacular photo was supplied by freelance photographer Alan Wilson.

Some fire breathing from Threshold Sicks - this spectacular photo was supplied by freelance photographer Alan Wilson.

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A flaming good time was to be had in Penicuik on Saturday when the sixth annual Bob Fest took place.

Seven bands, most with their roots in Midlothian, performed at the outdoor heavy metal festival at the Craigiebield House Hotel.

On the bill were Dog Tired, Town Called Hell, Drive by Audio, Torn Face, Threshold Sicks, Firebrand Super Rock, and Humanity Divide.

Organiser Luke James told the Advertiser the Bob Fest event went “very well”. “We covered our costs and everything was really good. It was a success,” he said.

Craigiebield manager Lesley Wright added there had been some complaints from neighbours about the noise although letters notifying nearby residents of the festival has been sent. Mr James had also informed the police and council ahead of the event.

Ms Wright said: “Most of the neighbours were very understanding and there had been plenty of warning that it would be happening. Some of the complaints we got were because of the style of music.”

She added that the organisers had been “very compliant” when police attended. The volume of music was turned down by one-third and the festival finished early at 8.10pm.

Mr James said he hoped next year’s festival would continue to increase in size and popularity. Around 150 people attended this year’s Bob Fest.