Raising the roof at music festival in memory of Matthew

Seamus McLoughlin performing with The Capital as part of Cogstock. Pic: Martin Cogley
Seamus McLoughlin performing with The Capital as part of Cogstock. Pic: Martin Cogley

More than 200 people attended a music festival in memory of a popular musician.

Cogstock saw five bands, two solo artists and a poet perform at Chorley FC on Saturday.

Then Thickens at Cogstock. Pic: Martin Cogley

Then Thickens at Cogstock. Pic: Martin Cogley

Afterwards, people could dance the night away to music by DJ Ben Hiard.

The event was held as a tribute to Matthew Cogley, who was 30 when he died on New Year’s Day last year

It was organised by Matthew’s brother Martin and friend Seamus McLoughlin and raised £2,526.70 for CALM, a charity raising awareness of male suicide.

Martin said: “A music festival in memory of Matt was a perfect way to celebrate Matt’s life while raising plenty of money for a very worthwhile charity.

“The artists who took part are some of the most talented from around the local area and to see them on one stage was incredible.”

He hopes the festival will return next year, with more people able to attend and more money raised for charity.