Town’s festival hailed a big success

Parkour and free running as part of Stowmarket Festival''Pictured: Addz Self

Parkour and free running as part of Stowmarket Festival''Pictured: Addz Self

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STOWMARKET’S 10-day music, arts and sports festival came to an end on Sunday with the big two-day StowFest music festival.

The town has been a hive of activity since June 1, with music events like StowBlues at the Museum of East Anglian Life, community events like the Fun and Family Fitness Day at Cedars Park and the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations popping up all over the town. Last Thursday, a group of ‘freerunners’ took over the town showing off their daredevil stunts and jumps.

Parkour and free running as part of Stowmarket Festival''Pictured: Sam Thomas

Parkour and free running as part of Stowmarket Festival''Pictured: Sam Thomas

Organiser Daniel Harvey said the event had been a big success and looked forward to making next year even better.

He said: “This year’s festival was a big success. We had an absolutely superb line up of music over the weekend, probably the best we have ever booked.

“There were a lot of people enjoying the bands but we could perhaps have hoped on a few more visitors.

“If Stowfest was the big success last year, the big success this year was StowBlues.

Stowfest''Pictured; Band: Best Laid Plans playing in the Johgn Peel Tent

Stowfest''Pictured; Band: Best Laid Plans playing in the Johgn Peel Tent

“It is just one of these events that has something special about it – the atmosphere and the music was great. It is seven bands, a barbecue and a real ale bar – and everybody loved it.

“We are now looking at what we can put on next year to make it bigger and better.”

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