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VIDEO AND PICTURES: Thousands revel at Beautiful Days festival

15:46 22 August 2011

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Festival-goers in their thousands enjoyed a relaxing weekend of family fun and party atmosphere at the Beautiful Days festival at Escot Park over the weekend.

The weather was kind to those camping at the three-day music festival and with just a smattering of rain on Saturday morning wellie boots were soon replaced by flip-flops.

This year’s line–up had been described as one of the most exciting, with the original Big Audio Dynamite, gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello and Carter USM headlining this year’s festival.

Festival founders The Levellers brought the celebrations to a close on Sunday, rounding off the three-day party with a fireworks display.

Festival spokeswoman Laura Farrow, of DFM Music, which organises the mega event, said tickets for the popular event had sold out in July.

She revealed plans were already underway for the 10th anniversary next year but said details were under wraps.

Laura said: “The festival was a great success. We were very happy with how everything went.

“We had some great bands and amazing performances and a lovely atmosphere on-site. It was very relaxed and there were lots of smiling faces.

“There were lots of families and people having a lovely time.

“We had good weather, which was something we were very much hoping for – someone was definitely smiling on us.

“The bigger acts were amazing and there were also lots of hidden gems. It was fantastic.”

Headliners Carter USM made Beautiful Days their first festival appearance in 14 years and only UK festival appearance this year.

Other acts pulling in the crowds during the three-days of entertainment included Tim Minchin, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Low Anthem, I Am Kloot and Teddy Thomspon.

Afro Celt Sound System, who last appeared at the festival in 2007, pulled in fans from across the UK with their last performance of the summer.

The plethora of festival costumes and fancy dress worn by festival goers came to a head on Sunday when, in true Beautiful Days tradition, hundreds followed the final day theme – this year wearing polka dots and spots.

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