Catton Park music festival hailed a success
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More than 6,000 people enjoyed a free music festival at Catton Park over the weekend.
The Norwich Party in the Park featured live music from various local bands throughout the three-day event, as well as a family fun fair, and food and drink stalls.
It was the first of its kind to take place at the 70-acre site and is one of many events lined up for the area.
Co-organiser Danny Banthorpe said: 'There has been a perfect demographic of people coming through this weekend and there has been a lovely vibe to the festival.
'We have put this on because Norwich needed an event of its own and it also helps raise the profile of the park. A lot of people didn't even know Catton Park existed.' Local bands Killamonjambo and The Collective were just two of 20 acts that performed throughout the weekend on the main stage.
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Meanwhile, children could enjoy a wide selection of fairground rides or grab a tasty treat from one of the many food stalls.
Festival-goer Selina Forrest, 30, of Taverham, said: 'I really like the atmosphere here, it is kind of like a festival vibe, but more family friendly. And there has been no trouble, which is really lovely.'
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People were specifically asked not to bring their own food and drink to the event, and instead use the on-site food and drink stalls.
Organisers needed to raise more than £12,000 to cover the costs, and were also hoping to raise money for the East Coast Truckers charity.
Some of the funds will also go towards the £55,000 that the park requires to remain open throughout the year.
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