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Fun, some sun and a great weekend of music!

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The Horsham Garden Music Festival team are proud to report (and boast) a fantastic first weekend at the 2017 event.

The Human Nature Garden in Horsham Park was buzzing on both Saturday and Sunday, when record breaking numbers attended. Families and friends from the local community and visitors from afar were treated to two days of FREE music in the themes: Musical Mayhem! which took place on Saturday and Sunday offering Jazz, Swing and Blues. The talent was young and old and the audience mirrored the same – everyone was catered for. Visitors enjoyed bubbly and beer, hotdogs, burgers and healthy offerings, along with candy for the kiddies of Horsham too.

Saturday’s line up included the energetic and wonderful Horsham based Gospel choir, Singergy, and the crowd pleasing Okee Dokee band with their eccentric instruments and marvellous sounds. Emilee Lucia and Lucy Francis wowed and delighted young audiences with Disney classics and Anabel Mather returned to perform amazing covers (on acoustic guitar) by Lady Gaga and Birdie, among others. The day closed when an enormous ensemble of Rock Choir delivered a flawless performance, raising the audience to their feet in an encore. The audience packed and left the gardens on day one smiling – a memorable day!

The Royal British Legion band kicked off Sunday with a medley of tunes, looking dashing as always. They were followed by the smooth sounds of Mr G and The Bluebeats, who had a huge following in the crowd. Next in line was swing band, The Hucksters, who had the audience up and jiving along. Anabel Mather delivered another flawless performance and the weekend ended with the glamorous ladies from Angel Delights.

This year the event team were pleased to bring interactive and inclusive play to the children, who attended with the skills of Springboard and Circus Wurx. Free face painting was also available all weekend… for the adults too.

This weekend promises to be another fantastic line up that is not to be missed, with Saturday taking us back in time to the 80s and the final day (23 July) will be Rocking 2017’s festival to a close. The weather looks promising and the line-up even more so – So stock up on the sunscreen, keep the bottled water on ice and join in the fun at Horsham Park this weekend.

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