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Gallery: Hundreds enjoy a weekend of music at this year’s Midsummer Music Fest

09:00 26 June 2014

Ryan Green. Picture: Ron Jeffries

Ryan Green. Picture: Ron Jeffries

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A talented assortment of musicians played for the public in a two-day festival.

The Midsummer Music Fest showcased the best the borough has to offer in a wide range of styles in Ilford High Road and Valentines Park.

Everything from jazz, hip hop and soul to classical, latin and folk music delighted hundreds of visitors to the festival, which is in its 12th year.

The event, which took place last weekend, is run by Stephen Collins and Chris Wyatt of Redbridge Green Fair Music Club.

Mr Collins said: “Some people brought picnics and stayed the whole day.”

He added: “It provides a showcase for them [the performers] for people to see and hear them.”

There were 28 performers this year including latin-soul trio River Bird, 50s and 60s tribute band Cockney Treble and this year’s youngest performer 12-year-old Jasmine Elcock, of Chadwell Heath, who impressed with her version of the Mariah Carey classic Hero.

Mr Collins said: “A lot of the people are small interest leisure time musicians, they don’t make a living from it but they enjoy playing.”

There was something for everyone at the event, which Mr Collins says “brings people together”, as shoppers and park visitors stopped to take in the tunes.

He said: “We play music of all kinds, we try to make it as diverse as possible.

“It’s just a great feeling because it just brings smiles to everybody’s faces.”

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