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Spireites perform at German music festival

2 June 2019

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Several Chesterfield fans performed at a major German music festival over the weekend.

Every year, the German city of Darmstadt hosts the Schlossgrabenfest, one of the biggest music festivals in Europe:

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Chesterfield's twinning link with Darmstadt, local band Clear Vinyl were invited to perform.....and perform they did on Saturday at 17.30 local time.

Most of the band are keen Chesterfield supporters and the band presented two Spireites shirts to Darmstadt football club. In return, the local club presented SV Darmstadt 98 shirts to the five band members with the hope that the friendship link between the two clubs will grow.

Last year, almost half a million people attended the music festival and this year proved equally popular with Clear Vinyl wowing the appreciative audience.

Supporter liaison officer Eric Eichhorn explained: "We were really pleased to welcome the guys to the football club. We hope the exchange of shirts leads to further exchanges between both clubs.

"The locals loved the wearing of the Lilies' shirts and the flag of St George. Everyone in Darmstadt is proud of the link with Chesterfield and we hope this latest connection continues to build that bond."

Clear Vinyl said: “It has been an absolute honour and privilege. A huge dream of ours was to play Europe and to play such an amazing festival like Schlossgrabenfest made it even more special.

"We can’t wait to visit Germany again. Massive love to Howard, Erik, Sonja and everyone involved in making this trip something to remember.”

*Photo courtesy of RoeParkin photography.

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