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Gig in the Park hailed a "fabulous success"




Diss, Norfolk. 28 July 2018 ..Gig in the Park in Diss Park. Purple Lights performing on the main stage..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3322538)
Diss, Norfolk. 28 July 2018 ..Gig in the Park in Diss Park. Purple Lights performing on the main stage..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3322538)

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.

Diss, Norfolk. 28 July 2018 ..Gig in the Park in Diss Park...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3322432)
Diss, Norfolk. 28 July 2018 ..Gig in the Park in Diss Park...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3322432)

“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.”

Diss, Norfolk. 28 July 2018 ..Gig in the Park in Diss Park. Ruby Stracey and Danielle Stracey of Glitzy Glam. ..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3322472)
Diss, Norfolk. 28 July 2018 ..Gig in the Park in Diss Park. Ruby Stracey and Danielle Stracey of Glitzy Glam. ..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3322472)

The festival was headlined by The Blockheads and Doctor and the Medics.

Three-piece band, The Signs, were crowned winners of Diss’ Got Talent.

Diss, Norfolk. 28 July 2018 ..Gig in the Park in Diss Park...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3322463)
Diss, Norfolk. 28 July 2018 ..Gig in the Park in Diss Park...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3322463)


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