PICTURES: Dartford Festival and Party on the Prom in Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 16:54 22 July 2013 | UPDATED: 16:54 22 July 2013

Young girls enjoying watching local bands. Pic by Chris Ansell, DiffusedLight Photography.

Young girls enjoying watching local bands. Pic by Chris Ansell, DiffusedLight Photography.

DiffusedLight Photography

Sunshine and a great line-up brought visitors out in their thousands to the weekend’s Dartford Festival.

After a distinctly damp couple of years, 2013’s event was full of families enjoying the blazing weather and listening to a fantastic range of acts from local dance groups through to Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook.

Away from the main stage, local businesses, charities and community organisations ran stalls, activities, talks and demonstrations.

Leader of the Council, councillor Jeremy Kite said: “This year’s festival was a brilliant weekend with sunshine, great music and a family-friendly, community feel. Again the event is a testament to the people of Dartford who make the festival the fantastic free event it is.”

More than 10,000 people also turned out for Party on the Prom in Gravesend.

Tribute acts, including Only One Direction, Cold Player and Counterfeit Quo entertained the crowds along with successful Asian music artist PBN (Panjabi By Nature), who had everyone jumping with his hit single - Go Crazy.

He said: “This was the first time that we have performed in Gravesham and I was blown away by the positive response. The crowds were amazing. Festivals like this are a great way to promote the Brit-Asian culture to wider audiences.

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