GALLERY: Thousands descend on Gravesend’s riverfront for Riverside Festival

PUBLISHED: 10:58 25 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:16 25 July 2016

Gravesham's Riverside Festival on Saturday

Gravesham's Riverside Festival on Saturday


Take a look through some of the best pictures from the day-festival

Tens of thousands of people crowded to watch headliners B*Witched perform at Gravesend’s Riverside Festival on Saturday.

The nineties pop quartet, famous for their hit C’est La Vie, helped attract around 20,000 people to the free festival, which also boasted top tribute acts.

Tributes to David Bowie, Take That, UB40 and Justin Bieber all helped to pull in crowds for the family day out, which ran from 11am to 7.30pm on Gordon Promenade.

With festival-goers getting the chance to enjoy the glorious Gravesend sunshine, a host of other attractions were available.

Pony rides, ferret racing, a baby T-Rex and a funfair were just some of the fun activities put on by the council.

The council’s apprentices set up the interface experience, a youth market promotion encouraging locals to come and sell their wears and take part in activities, including a dance tent with a live DJ.

The day’s fun was streamed live on the council’s Facebook page, for locals to enjoy the festival from wherever.

This was the third consecutive summer that the Riverside Festival has run in its current format. Council leader John Cubitt hailed the day as a success

He said: “There was something for everyone and it was marvellous family day out for thousands. The music was varied and the efforts of the council staff were remarkable. Thanks to everyone who came and made it a wonderful day to remember.”

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