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Capacity crowd supports Music on the Green in Bearsted

Wednesday 30th August 2017

MORE than 4,000 music fans settled down on Bearsted Green for the hottest bank holiday weekend on record for an afternoon that is expected to have raised around £10,000 for charity.

The forecast for Music on the Green was always bright, with tickets selling out six weeks before Sunday’s event, but with a capacity crowd, beautiful weather, and positive feedback it was smiles all round.

Mrs Jo Conner, from organisers Bearsted Events CIC, thanked supporters who “danced all day” and volunteers who “hoovered the green on their hands and knees” for making it all possible.

While costs were higher this year to meet increased security requirements and calls for more toilets and activities for children, Demelza House and The Young Lives Foundation in Maidstone, will benefit.

Harry Reid, an ambassador for the young lives foundation, was among the guests. The Eastenders’ actor, who plays Ben Mitchell, posed for photographs and introduced the final act of the day.

Deaf visitors could also enjoy the music thanks to colourful portrayals by interpreters. Roseacre Raiders’ Football Club will also receive a donation from the takings.

Efforts are being made to run next year’s event on Saturday, and possibly slightly earlier, at the end of July.

Aerial shot courtesy of Sky Fairy