Thousands enjoyed the sun at the East Reading Festival in Palmer Park on Sunday, June 14 with organisers declaring it the biggest turnout ever.
The free entry event saw four music stages catering to the crowd with the main stage headlined by Origami Heart. The Lime Stage is a new addition to the festival and showcased world music while duo The Papers blended rock guitar with rap. Also on offer was the Reading Ukelele Group while Reading College had its own stage for students to show off their talents.
Festival chair Matt Foster said: “I think it was bigger than last year and am really excited to see so many people turn up.”
Although music dominated the event, there were plenty of activities on offer such as the chance to try your hand at African drumming, giant bouncy castles, along with dance and sports displays from Reading youngsters including martial arts and football. Food stalls offered up an array of goodies including Caribbean jerk and Ethiopian dishes. Many of Reading’s charities were represented and were keen to get the community involved.