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Village Green festival attracts thousands
THOUSANDS of festival goers packed out Chalkwell Park in the sunshine to enjoy the fourth Village Green extravaganza on Saturday.
People of all ages packed the park to the rafters and took picnics to spend the day watching live music, enjoy the vintage stalls and tea dance and check out the dance acts which included performances from the Southend Bollywood Dancers and an African drumming performance.
Headlining band Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly were forced to pull out due to illness but the James Taylor Quartet filled in at the last minute.
Colette Bailey, managing director of Metal, the arts organisation in charge of putting on the festival, said: “This really is an amazing event and Southend is such a great place to put it on because the community is so diverse and everyone really gets into the spirit of the day.
“We are hoping we will get more people than ever at this event because there is just so much for people to see and do.
“Village Green really is a unique event and its wonderful to see to see all the hard work that has paid off.”