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email@example.com Nearly 5,000 people turned out to enjoy the music and sunshine at the ninth annual Ashford Festival in the Park.
The crowds flocked to the free festival, which boasted around 30 acts and a funfair, at North Park – alongside the Stour Centre – on Saturday and Sunday.
“It was a fantastic weekend,” said organiser Edward Lockett. “I couldn’t have hoped for better weather and the line-up and the backstage team were just fantastic.
“Rosie Horne was just superb and Coco and the Butterfields were magnificent.”
Mr Lockett, the lead singer of band Who’s Brian?, is hoping they have raised enough money to cover their costs and make a donation to the Ashford Youth Theatre.
“I’m hoping we’ve got the money in the coffers to be able to do it again,” he said.
“We really want to celebrate our 10th anniversary but unless there’s enough money from donations and the raffle we won’t be able to.”
Festival sponsors included Audio Energy, Premier Marquees, and Ball Contractors.
Ashford Borough Council provided the event with free parking and rubbish collection.
For more information www.ashfordfestivalinthepark. co.uk/
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