VIDEO: Music fans get engaged in front of thousands at Derbyshire rock festival

A Derbyshire couple wowed crowds at a music festival by getting engaged on stage in front of thousands of people.

Friday, 21st July 2017, 11:10 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:43 pm
Chris Metcalfe proposes to Jamie Burns at the Rock and Bike Festival in South Normanton.

Mark Metcalfe, 31, proposed to Jamie Burns, 26, at the Rock and Bike Festival at Carnfield Hall in South Normanton on Saturday, July 15.

After keeping his intentions secret all weekend, Mark popped the question in the middle Surreal Panther’s set - and Jamie said yes.

Jamie, from Creswell, said: “I knew nothing about it - I thought he was cheating on me because he was acting so shady.

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Chris Metcalfe proposes to Jamie Burns at the Rock and Bike Festival in South Normanton.

After Jamie’s dad had got her up on stage under the pretence of winning a prize, Mark came up on stage and got down on one knee.

“I started crying and just froze for a bit,” says Jamie.

“I was in pure shock - I couldn’t believe it.”

So confident was Mark, who lives in Clowne, that he had a ‘just engaged’ sign put up on their tent for when they got back.

Chris Metcalfe proposes to Jamie Burns at the Rock and Bike Festival in South Normanton.

Alternative music fans Mark and Jamie have been together for 18 months - but have known each other for three years.

The pair intend to tie the knot next June and will celebrate their nuptials by coming back to next year’s festival.

Chris Metcalfe proposes to Jamie Burns at the Rock and Bike Festival in South Normanton.
Chris Metcalfe proposes to Jamie Burns at the Rock and Bike Festival in South Normanton.
Chris Metcalfe proposes to Jamie Burns at the Rock and Bike Festival in South Normanton.
Chris Metcalfe proposes to Jamie Burns at the Rock and Bike Festival in South Normanton.