13th July 2015
Thousands of people enjoyed a weekend of free music entertainment at this year’s Basingstoke Live.
Over 30,000 people flocked to the War Memorial Park on Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July to enjoy an eclectic mix of musical genres from rock and reggae to indie and drum ‘n’ bass.
The annual music event, organised by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and programmed by the Basingstoke Live forum, brought down the curtain on this year’s Basingstoke Festival which began on Friday 19 June.
Over five different stages crowds enjoyed an outstanding mix of local talent alongside national and international performers offering something for everyone.
Brighton based electronic rock act The Qemists got the crowds going on the Main Stage on the Saturday night, while Mungo Jerry treated the audience to a host of classics including the global hit ‘In the Summertime’ on the Sunday.
Throughout the weekend all five stages put on a range of music from guitar based bands on the Amped Stage and hip-hop, grime, drum ‘n’ bass, reggae, soul and funk on the Sunrise stage. More relaxing and chilled music was available at the Unplgd! Stage while the Creative Stage offered drumming and DJ workshops.
Cabinet Member for Partnerships Cllr Cathy Osselton said :“What a fantastic way to showcase the best in local music talent alongside national and international performers. Once again thousands of people turned out to support this popular event. I was there on both days and thoroughly enjoyed it all, it was the perfect way to round off what has been hugely successful Basingstoke Festival and I congratulate everyone who performed and helped in the organisation.
“The Basingstoke Festival and Basingstoke Live, relies heavily on the support of local people coming together to show off some of the real talent we have here in Basingstoke – both events are a real testament to this and we should all be very proud.”
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