Music day hits the right note
MUSIC-LOVERS rocked out in Aldershot town centre as Live Music Day was boosted by glorious weather.
Popular locations in the town centre were kitted out with stages to allow a variety of music acts to play in front of shoppers and others who gathered with picnics to enjoy the day.
A total of 25 bands, singers, and international and acoustic musicians were blessed with sunshine as they treated visitors to some original songs and cover versions for free.
Last Saturday stages were set up at the corner between Union Street and Wellington Street and in Princes Gardens, with the Westgate stage, introduced for the first time last year, returning for 2014.
The event was created in 2010 as part of the town centre management team’s efforts to increase footfall in Aldershot.
Carla Dale, Aldershot town centre and cultural officer, said: “We couldn’t have asked for better weather, it was gorgeous.
“We had lots of people turn up to watch and they had a really good time.
“I walked past Princes Gardens at one point and there were loads of people dancing.
“I think the bands and the audience had a blast.”
Further musical events are set to follow in Aldershot, with free concerts and even an outdoor theatre performance in the Princes Gardens bandstand on successive Saturdays throughout August.
Rushmoor Concert Band will play this Saturday.
In following weeks Bagshot Concert Band, a performance of The Three Musketeers, the Charles Church Camberley Band and Alder Valley Brass Band will also take to the stage.
All the performances are from midday to 2pm.
Wints performs on the Grainger stage
Robyn-Mae performs on the Bandstand stage.
Anja McCloskey performs on the Westgate stage.
Phill Aaron performs on the Westgate stage.