THE headline act of a Langwith music festival proved the show always goes on - after performing without £5,000 worth of equipment stolen the night before.
Thieves made off with the gear on Friday night after getting into a stage booth at Langwith Lodge Party in the Park.
The theft left main act The Overtones without specialist microphone technology to hear each other on Saturday.
But the vocal harmony group still wowed the crowd at the event, held in aid of Help for Heroes.
Afterwards organisers praised the group’s professionalism but hit out at the thefts of the leased equipment, which may cut the amount the event gives to the charity.
“It did make it harder for them to perform but they were brilliant on the day,” said Steve Locklin of Locklin Productions, which runs the festival.
“But the fact someone took the equipment is absolutely sickening. They are effectively stealing from Help for Heroes because the money we make goes to them.”
Anyone with information about the thefts of six Sennheiser G3 body packs, plus a remote microphone, should contact the organisers on 07500 046674 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.