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Can you spot yourself in our Reload Festival photo gallery?

06:00 14 September 2015

Thousands braved the wet weather to enjoy the festival over the weekend.

Thousands braved the wet weather to enjoy the festival over the weekend.

Blanc Photography 2013

Some of the biggest names from the 80s and 90s entertained crowds at Reload Festival this weekend.

A young fan attempts to get a better view of the main stage.A young fan attempts to get a better view of the main stage.

Thousands were at the Norfolk Showground to hear music from acts including UB40, Billy Ocean and Marc Almond.

Festival-goers praised the event, noting that it benefited from a more “mature” crowd compared to other festivals.

Albie Park, festival spokesman, said: “It has been a fantastic weekend and I can honestly say it is one of the nicest events that we do.

“The crowds and the artists love it and by the end of the night we hope that everyone walks away with a smile on their face.”

The line-up on Saturday saw UB40’s Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue perform, as well as Billy Ocean, M People and Marc Almond. Yesterday, people were treated to live performances from The Boomtown Rats, Level 42 and Rick Astley.

The atmosphere of the event was in contrast to last weekend’s Sundown Festival, which saw more than 40,000 people at the same location. Over the two days at Reload, people had space to dance in front of the main stage, as well as enjoy food and drink on the grass.

Among the revellers were some familiar faces – with people dressed up as Adam and The Ants and as Madness frontman Suggs.

Mr Park said he wanted to expand Reload Festival into an event for all of the family.

He added: “This is the second year we have run Reload Festival and it has already grown in size very quickly.

There is something for everyone and what we found interesting this year is the amount of young faces in the audience.”

Unlike the Sundown Festival the weekend before, which saw 12 people arrested, organisers were not aware of 
any similar incidents.

Are you organising a musical event in Norwich? Call Luke Powell on 01603 772684.

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