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Thousands flock to Crystal Palace Overground festival

PUBLISHED: 13:04 18 June 2012

Writer and musician Jim Bob entertained the crowd at the Crystal Palace Overground festival

Writer and musician Jim Bob entertained the crowd at the Crystal Palace Overground festival

© 2012 Guy Milnes

More than 4,500 people enjoyed a festival celebrating arts and food at the sixth annual Crystal Palace Overground Festival.

The free four day event was held at Westow Park and the Crystal Palace Triangle.

Attractions included performing arts, crafts, holistic and sports activities, live music and DJs and food, antique, craft and vintage shopping throughout the Crystal Palace Triangle from Wednesday to Saturday.

Headliner writer and musician Jim Bob, from singer of indie band Carter USM performed on Saturday.

Bands at the Antenna music stage performed a range of music including soul, funk and ska to reggae and indie pop.

The Antenna Studios threw open its doors to the public so people could discover what goes on in recording studios.

Foodies could enjoy A Taste of SE19 with tasting events, including a a packed programme of food and drink events, including demonstrations and a gourmet food market.

Festival organiser Noreen Meehan said: “We are incredibly pleased with how the festival went this year - around 4,500 visitors came out to experience another very successful festival. The weather was kind to us and our new additions to the event, the tasting tent, the performing arts circle and the Alleycats cocktail bar were a roaring success. The Triangle venues were rocking and plans are already being made to grow the festival for next year.”

The event is run by a team of volunteers with the backing of businesses.

For more information about getting involved in next year’s event, visit www.crystalpalacefestival.org

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