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16,500 revellers enjoyed Village Green festival 2017 yesterday in Chalkwell Park – absolutely loving the sounds of Nothing But Thieves playing their hometown gig, having been totally energised by Kate Nash who belted out both new and old classics.
The new layout for the festival worked really well as crowds spread comfortably across the park, enjoying seven music stages – with indie, jazz, country, blues, punk and world music all represented alongside a whole other stage devoted to young singer-songwriters performing original material with the youngest performer being just 12 years old.
But it wasn’t all about the music, a new stage devoted to comedy, food and politics drew huge crowds; games played across the whole site got strangers talking to each other, workshops encouraged the making of all kinds of things from positive protest placards, screen printing, nail art and lots more.
John caught up with loads of the performers!
Dom from Nothing But Thieves:
Hardeep Singh Kohli:
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly:
Middle Aged Spread:
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