Gig in the Park hailed a "fabulous success"
Three pages of pictures from the weekend event in this week's Diss Express
Storms failed to dampen spirits at Diss’s first major music festival with more than 2,500 attending.
Gig in the Park ran from Friday through to Sunday with more than 40 acts performing across two stages in Diss Park.
The heatwave broke on Friday night when storms hit but revellers danced in the rain to keep the party going.
The festival was a joint venture by the organisers of WoW Festival, which is also held in the town, and the Maui Maui Festival, Therberton.
It was also supported by Diss Town Team and Diss Town Council.
“On Friday we seemed to be hit by a monsoon, a typhoon and a hurricaine all at the same time,” said organiser, Geoff Dixon.
“But people carried on dancing through the rain as they also did on Sunday and kept the party going. For the first year, we feel it was a fabulous success with some lessons also learnt.
“The wind for instance carried the sound further than we expected at times, which is something we can cater for again in the way the stages are enclosed. The feedback has been great and we hope to return next year.”
The festival was headlined by The Blockheads and Doctor and the Medics.
Three-piece band, The Signs, were crowned winners of Diss’ Got Talent.
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