Picture Gallery: Yarmouth crowds applaud weird and wonderful Out There festival

A splash of rain failed to dampen spirits at this year's Out There festival as thousands of people descended on Great Yarmouth for a wonderful weekend of fun.

Organisers expected crowds of 60,000, and the turn out did not disappoint as swarms of people gasped, laughed and offered admiring applause to the impressive acts on show.

The main programme of events was held in St George's Park where throngs of festival-goers encircled the performance areas to see the comedy, puppetry and dare-devilry from nine different countries.

On the Saturday, families could be seen craning their necks to get a better view of the dazzling aerial performances of trampoline experts Cirq'ulation Locale.

And on the Sunday, cheeky gravity-defying stunts from Magmanus brought a few blushes from the crowd as they revealed their acrobatic striptease.

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A host of surreal installations provided giggles, screams and a few bemused looks as whale calls resonated from the drains and a post box was brought to life by sound experts, Stuff and Things.

But the fun and frivolity was not confined to the park, as entertainers spilled out into the streets to vie for the attention of Market Place shoppers.

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Ulrik was one of many comedians grabbing attention in Yarmouth on Saturday, as he was propelled through the town on rollerskates by a rocket pack on his back.

The German entertainer said: 'I've had a great time here. There was a little rain, but this England after all. Everything went perfectly and people seemed really happy too see the show.

More than 68 performances were on offer over course of the weekend during the fourth annual Out There festival.

But the main attraction was to be found on Saturday night when the seafront was awash with the stunning imagery and death-defying stunts of NoFit State Circus.

Joe Mackintosh, the chief executive for SeaChange arts who organised the event, believes the festival delivered just as much as excitement this year despite being produced from a restricted budget.

He said: 'It has gone really well. The idea is to make it better every year and bring in new acts. We are also expanding next year, with performances taking place in St George's Theatre as well.

'People have been coming from all over the country to see this year's event. It seems word is getting around about what we are doing in Yarmouth.'

Click on the link on the top right hand corner of the page to see a picture gallery of the event.

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